Tuesday, March 3, 2009


1972 was a leap year, and began on a saturday. According to measurements of Coordinated Universal Time, it was the longest year ever, as two seconds were added to this year - an event that has not been repeated since!

Also happening in 1972...

~US President Richard Nixon ordered the development of a space shuttle program {January 5}~

~The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) was born...and body-slammed the nurse when she tried to feed him generic formula {May 2}~

~Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spackey in a chess match in Reykjavik, Iceland, becoming the first American chess champion {September 1}~

~The Dow Jones Industrial closes above 1,000 (1,003.16) for the first time {November 14}~

~U.S. Airlines begins mandatory inspection of passengers and luggage {February 5}~

~Eminem was born (I bet he was a scary-looking baby) {October 17}~

~The Godfather was released in cinemas in the United States {March 24}~

~Watergate Scandal - five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee {June 17}~

~The love of my life was born...even though I didn't get to meet him until almost 36 years later! {March 3}

Happy Birthday sweet Husband - I love you!


With Love from New Orleans said...

Aww Happy Birthday!!

Mrs. D said...

Yay Happy Birthday to the Mr.!!