So I decided today to check out What Happened in My Birth Year,a cool, new site that simply asks you for the year of your birth. In a few seconds, as the years count backward from 2010 and the screen grows darker, you’re presented with a typewritten narrative.
In my case, I learned that Peter Pan was one of the movies playing at “the cinema” that year, there were no DVDs or VHS tapes, and that President Harry Truman announced that we’d developed the hydrogen bomb. It was also the year that Ian Fleming published his first James Bond novel, and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed.
Check out the intuitive little site when you get a chance, or perhaps if you’re in the mood to learn something new. It’s also a great idea to pass along to friends of the same age.