Today is Sunday, the 27th day of April, 2008. It is the 118th day of the year with 248 days remaining.
On this date in 1950, a loaf of bread would set you back 14 cents, and gasoline was a whopping 27 cents a gallon. If any one had hinted we would live to see $3.50 gas per gallon and $3 loaves of bread, we would called them lunatics. Of course, the average income in those days only about $2900.
1959 – Lloyd Price’s song, Personality, was released. Price had 10 songs that made it on the nation’s pop music charts in the 1950s through early 1960s. Have a listen:
On this, his birthday, we pay tribute to the man who created the fun-loving, slightly manic bird he called, Woody Woodpecker. Cartoonist Walter Lantz was born on this day in 1900 in New Rochelle, New York.