1967 introduced NEW Words and Phrases into our vocabulary: Boutique, Hippie or Hippy, Teeny-Bopper, Nitty Gritty, Permanent Press, Narc, Hipsters, Kinky, Public Television, Scam, Swap Meet and Think Tank. Counterculture figurehead Dr.Timothy Leary advises, “Turn on, tune in, drop out”.
TV’s MR.ED who’s real name was Bamboo Harvester, was once a parade horse. He was bought for $1,500 by Filmway Productions.
Stephen Stills, John Sebastian and Paul Williams all failed auditions to become members of the MONKEES.
JIMI HENDRIX was the opening act for the MONKEES on their first tour.
The parts of the human body that have only three letters are: arm, ear, eye, gum, jaw, leg, lip, rib and toe.
Ian Fleming, creator of the JAMES BOND adventure novels also wrote “CHITTY-CHITTY BANG BANG”.
The last time a cigarette commercial appeared on TV was December 31, 1970.
Benjamin Franklin wanted the TURKEY as the national symbol of the United States.
According to SMURF legend, a baby SMURF is born “Once in a Blue Moon”.
The U.S. Post office introduced the Zone Improvement Plan (Zip codes) in 1963.
IRON-EYES CODY is the name of the Cherokee Indian actor, notable for his “one tear” ecology spot on TV.
In 1902, Joshua Lionel Cowen named his toy train company LIONEL after his middle name.
On July 4, 1979, DONALD DUCK presented Teresa Salcedo the first birth certificate ever given for being born in DISNEYLAND.
The first TEST TUBE BABY born in the United States on December 28, 1981 is Elizabeth Jordan Carr.
When they were babies, both BROOKE SHIELDS and musician DR. JOHN posed for IVORY SOAP.
PAMPERS disposable diapers were invented in 1961.