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.


The Artful Eye said...

I was 8 years old and these were tumultuous times now firmly imprinted in my psyche. I loved the Sound of Music but not the Sound of War. Interesting juxtaposition. Wonderful thought provoking posts. Great link.

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

I didn't arrive on the scene till 1967....I don't remember much of 'important' things till about 1975 or so....but I DO love learning about history, and not just the parts in books or media. Thanks for provoking our minds Dawn!

Ginni Dee said...

Lynn sent me that link too. Isn't it just the coolest!!!


fiwa said...

I'm just stopping by to say hi & miss you. I love that dollar bucket 'o goodness. Damn, that is sumthin else! Love & kisses - fifi

Anonymous said...

Fiwa! We miss you!
Dawn, I like that layering you've done with the images from your year.

Cheryl said...

I wonder if the studios thought they were making a classic when they filmed The Sound of Music. I remember it well. It was one of the best things in 1969. Unlike the war.

Alison Gibbs said...

OMG I feel soo.. old I turned 11 the year you were born.

Anonymous said...

I was named after Julie Anndrews, apparently my mom way enjoyed this movie while carrying me!

Dawn, you are passing along the digging fever, but Va still has her own ideas about the weather, last weekend everything was covered in ice, but little bulbs are waking up and i am deilighted.
love you good vibrations

Anonymous said...

your good vibrations scuse the typo