Friday, February 08, 2008
the sound of vietnam
i was born in 1965 and in that year...
the first US combat troops arrive in vietnam. by the end of the year, 190,000 american soldiers are in vietnam.
rev. dr. martin luther king, jr., and more than 2,600 others arrested in selma, ala., during demonstrations against voter-registration rules (feb. 1).
malcolm X, black-nationalist leader, shot to death at harlem rally (Feb. 21).
blacks riot for six days in watts section of los angeles: 34 dead, over 1,000 injured, nearly 4,000 arrested (aug. 11-16).
the sound of music premieres. an instant hit, the film was one of the top-grossing films of 1965 and remains one of film's most popular musicals.
academy award, best picture: my fair lady
my friend lynn sent this yearbyyear link.