Even though we graduated in 1970, 1969 was still an important part of our Senior year.
Below you will find some interesting nostalgia that may bring back some memories from "the good old days."

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KRCB Survey
9/6-9/12, 1969/
Week of June 1, 1970
KOIL Good Guy Survey
KOIL Survey
9/2-9/10, 1969
KOIL Survey
5/26-6/3, 1970

Top 20 Songs of 1969
Song Facts
Top 20 Songs of 1970
Song Facts

Cost of Living in 1969 Movies in 1969 Movies in 1970 U.S. Statistics - 1970
Gallon of Milk $1.26
Loaf of Bread $.23
New Auto $2,475.00
Gallon of Gas $.36
New Home $40,000.00
Average Income $6,458.00
Best Movie
"Midnight Cowboy"
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Best Actor
John Wayne "True Grit"
Best Actress
Maggie Smith "The Prime of
Miss Jean Brodie"
Five Easy Pieces
The Honeymoon Killers
Little Big Man
Love Story
Lovers and Other Strangers
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Women in Love
President: Richard M. Nixon
Vice President: Spiro T. Agnew
Population: 205,052,174
Life expectancy: 70.8 years
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 39.8
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 36.2
Homicide Rate (per 100,000): 8.3
Events in 1969

In Washington, D.C., Richard Nixon is inaugurated President of the United States.

The U.S. Congress agrees to increase the President's salary from $100,000.00 to $200,000.00.

NASA selects Edwin Aldrin and Neil Armstrong for the first manned moon landing.

In New York, former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson agrees to sell the rights to his memoirs for $1.5 million.

The Robert Kennedy murder trial opens in Los Angeles.

Two Soviet Soyuz space craft link together to build the "world's first experimental space station."

Events in 1970

April 10, London - Paul McCartney marked the end of an era today when he announced he was leaving the Beatles as a result of "personal differences", thereby disbanding the most successful pop group in history.

April 30, Washington D.C. - President Nixon has announced that he has sent American combat troops into Cambodia to destroy Communist military sanctuaries in that country.

May 4, Ohio - National Guardsmen today shot and killed four students at Kent State University who were demonstrating against the U.S. invasion of Cambodia.

October 4, Los Angeles - Janis Joplin, known for her passionate, blues singing died today in Hollywood of a drug overdose. She was just 27 years old.

TV Schedule - 1969-1970
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How many of these shows can we still watch on TVLand or Nick at Nite?

Since we were (mostly) born in 1951 - 1952, I thought it would be fun to look back at what the top songs were,
what it cost to live, and who some of the famous people were.  

Top Songs for 1952

Why Don't You Believe Me - Joni James You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford
Glow Worm - Mills Brothers Wheel Of Fortune - Kay Starr
I Went To Your Wedding - Patti Page Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart - Vera Lynn
Blue Tango - Leroy Anderson Kiss Of Fire - Georgia Gibbs
Slow Poke - Pee Wee King Half As Much - Rosemary Clooney
1952 Prices Famous People
Bread $0.16/loaf US President Harry S. Truman
Milk $0.96/gallon   US Vice President Alben W. Barkley
Eggs $0.73/dozen   Academy Award Winners
Ford car $1526 - $2384   Best Picture The Greatest Show On Earth Produced by Cecil B. Demille
Gas $0.27/gallon   Best Actor Gary Cooper in High Noon
House $16,800   Best Actress Shirley Booth in Come Back, Little Sheba
Stamp $0.03/each      
Hen Turkeys $0.53 lb
1 lb pkg of M&M's $0.59
Gillette Blue Blades, pkg of 10 $0.49
Avg Income $4,457/year      
Min Wage $0.75/hour      
DOW Avg 292      

At Sears - - -
   Ladies Corduroy Jackets: $4.99
   Cotton knit blouses: $1.98
   Men’s Rayon Sport Shirts: $3.66
   Men’s cotton flannel shirt: $1.79
   Red "Radio Flyer" wagon: $8.75
   Westinghouse Open-Handle steam iron: $19.95
   Men’s T-shirts and briefs - - -
   T-shirts, 2 for $.59

Events In 1952

 Live Atomic bomb Test from testing site in Yucca Flats, Nevada shown on Television

California has it's second largest earthquake rocking 100,000 sq miles

Charlie Chaplin refused entry back to the US after living in Hollywood for 20 years.

Rocky Marciano becomes world heavyweight champion after knocking out Jersey Joe Walcott

Vice Presidential Candidate Richard M. Nixon defends himself on Television over allegations of secret cash fund

3300 die of polio in U.S.; 57,000 children are paralyzed

Telephone area codes begin.

The first birth control pill is introduced, although it will not be available to the public for another 8 years. Which is why you don't hear them discussing "free love" in the Fifties.

Sugar Frosted Flakes, 29 percent sugar, are introduced by Kelloggs.

Over 2,000 new TV Stations opened across the US. TV has become so popular that between 1948-1952 film profits dropped by $500 million.

Sony, a brand new Japanese company, introduces the first pocket-sized transistor radio.

Clarence Birdseye marketed the first frozen peas. A thing only a mother could love.