(1963-Year in Review)

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Cost of Living (National Averages):
  Gallon of Gas: $0.25
  Avg. Yearly Income: $5,800.00
  Minimum Wage: $1.25
  Yearly Inflation Rate USA: 1.24%
  Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average: 762
  A new home: $12,650.00
  A new car: $3,233.00
  Loaf of bread: $0.22
  1st Class Postage Stamp: $0.05
  Pay Phone Local Call: $0.10
  Candy Bar: $0.05
  Magazine: $0.35

TV and Motion Picture Highlights:
  Movies: Dr. No; Dr. Stangelove; The Birds; Tom Jones
  TV Shows: My Favorite Martian; 77 Sunset Strip; McHale's Navy;
    The Fugitive; Peticoat Junction; Outer Limits;
    The Patty Duke Show; Judy Garland Show;
    Let's Make a Deal

  Blue Velvet (Bobby Vinton); He's So Fine (The Chiffons);
  My Boyfriend's Back (The Angels); Sugar Shack (Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs);
  Walk Like a Man (The Four Seasons); Go Away Little Girl; and...
  Beetlemania sweeps England

Famous Births:
  Pebbles Flintstone
  Travis Tritt
  Michael "Air" Jordon
  William Baldwin
  Conan O'Brian
  Johnny Depp
  Helen Hunt
  Whitney Houston
  Brad Pitt

Important Milestones:
  Touch-Tone telephones were introduced
  The appearance of the "Marlboro Man" in the Marlboro cigarette commericals
  Supreme Court ruling which prohibited the reading of the Bible in public schools
  President John F. Kennedy was assassinated
  Best Picture of the year: "Tom Jones"
  Rolling Stones record their first hit "Come On"
  Willie Mays, of the San Fransciso Giants, signes a record $100,000/year contract
  Martin Luther Kings delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech
  The American Heart Association campaings agaist cigarettes
  U.S. Postal Service rolls out the "Zone Improvement Plan, AKA "Zip" Code
  The rock band "Kingsmen" re-release "Louie, Louie." (Radio stations label it "obscene"!)
  Washington, DC and Moscow install a "hot line" between the two cities
  The Beach Boys' "Little Deuce Coupe" peaks at #15
  Congress authorizes the Kennedy half dollar
  The audio cassette is introduced
  The sedative Valium is made available
  "The Great Train Robbery" in Britain gets the thieves 2.5 million pounds
  Washington expands its investigation of organized crime
  Studebacker goes out of business and ends production

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