Saturday, August 30, 2008


Here are some of the happenings from 1958 and the links for the Golden Inspiration Board.
This year’s calendar is the same as was in 1958. My parents were married on Saturday, August 30, 1958. They were married in her parents backyard under an avocado tree.
Vice President: Richard M. Nixon
US Population: 174,881,904
Life expectancy: 69.6 years
Homicide Rate (per 100,000): 4.5

World Events
Army's Jupiter-C rocket fires first U.S. Earth satellite,
Explorer I, into orbit (Jan. 31)
Charles de Gaulle becomes French premier (June 1), remaining in power until 1969

The Bridge on the River Kwai, Won the Academy Award for Best Picture
Alec Guinness, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Best Actor
Joanne Woodward, The Three Faces of Eve, Best Actress

Movies-Vertigo, Gigi, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Defiant Ones
Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's
Jack Kerouac, The Subterraneans, The Dharma Bums

World Series
NY Yankees d. Milwaukee Braves 4-3
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03 ($0.04 as of 8/1/58)

The Links for the Golden Inspiration Board

Gold Wedding Gown by Mon Cheri Bridals, Gold Reception from Brides, 50th Anniversary Invitation by Fine Stationary, Jimmy Choo shoes from Saks Fifth Avenue, Gold Bells from The Wedding Shop at The Knot, 1958 Gold Cadillac, Gold Ribbon Boxes from The Knot, Champagne photo from Brides, Place Setting from The Knot, Gold rose from Enduring Rose, Gold Cake from Brides, Event scene: Bolsover Castle, Tuxedo & Vest from The Knot, Gold Swirl Invitation by Invitation Consultants, Crystal Bouquet by Gemcast

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