The Day I Was Born
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Class of '77


1959-1960

St. Philip Neri School
Metairie, LA, U.S.
Catherine Campanella--Grades 5-8
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Favorite Literary Giant-- Damon Runyon (b. 1880) Southern American Novelist

Cost of a postage stamp: 4 cents (1959) then 5 cents (1960)

President: Dwight David Eisenhower (1959) then John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1960)
Vice President: Richard Nixon (1959) then Lyndon Baines Johnson (1960)

Music: Let it Be Me-Don & Phil Everly, What a Wonderful World-Louis Armstrong, Mack the Knife-Jimmy Darin, What I'd Say-Ray
Charles, Dolly Parton records 1st single, Bryan Adams is born (1959)

New York Times--Most Important News:
Walter Washington becomes 1st Mayor of the District of Columbia

History Channel--Most Important News:
Castro takes power in Cuba

TV: Loretta Young Theater, Perry Mason, Dennis the Menace-Jay North

Favorite Toys: Hula Hoop & Malibu Barbie

Favorite Movies: Ben Hur & North by Northwest

Girl's Names which occured most often: Marie & Melissa
Boy's Names which occured most often: James & Paul

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