Friday, October 1, 2010

It was 1947

I was born in 1947 and the world has changed a lot since then. Here are some of the facts relating to that time in history.

Cost of things:
Average cost of a new home was $6,600.00
Average wages per year $2,850.00
Cost of a gallon of gasoline 15 cents
Average cost of a new car $1,300.00
Cost of a loaf of bread 13 Cents
United States postage stamp 3 Cents

Born in 1947:
Stephen King
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Richard Dreyfuss
Judge Joe Brown
Farrah Fawcett
Elton John
David Letterman
Arnold Schwarzenegger
O.J. Simpson
Danielle Steel

Popular Films: Miracle on 34th Street & Road to Rio

Book: The Diary of Anne Frank published

Events: CIA established
India gained independence from Great Brittan forming two countries,
India & Pakistan
Dead Sea Scrolls found
Jackie Robinson, 1st negro to play in major league baseball

Just thought you might like to know what happened & how much things have changed.


  1. Very interesting, how fun to read!

    Farrah Fawcett, that one surprised me. Her death made me sad, but she did have a conversion back to God through her illness, which is super!

  2. I love hearing about facts from earlier times! I wish stuff was still that cheap! LOL