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December 16th:
How many of you remember what day this is?  If you ever had Mr. Mallow's class or knew him, you would know that today is Ludwig Von Beethoven's birthday.  A day of celebration in Mr. Mallow's class.  A day of fun and comic strips pasted on every wall.  I remember..........

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Ludwig Von Beethoven
12/16/1770 - 3/26/1827
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Remember when you listened to songs like Brand New Key...Brown Sugar...For All We Know...Got To Be There...Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves...How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?...I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing...Me and Bobby McGee...She's A Lady...Knock Three Times and You're A Big Girl Now?


 

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....And the headlines you read were Apollo 14 blasted off for the moon (1/31)...Two Apollo 14 astronauts walked on the moon (2/5)...The Senate approved an amendment to lower the voting age to 18 (3/10)..."Cannon" with William Conrad premiered on CBS-TV (3/26)...Pres. Nixon lifted a 20 year old trade embargo with China (4/14)...Charles Manson was sentenced to life for the Sharon Tate murders (4/19)...1st Class Mail went from 6 to 8 cents (5/16)...Pres. Nixon ordered John Haldeman to do more wiretapping and political espionage against the Democrats.   The orders were recorded on tape. (5/28)...Mariner 9 launched for journey to Mars (5/30)...Louis Armstrong, jazz and blues muscian widely known as "Satchmo", died (7/6)...Apollo 15 astronauts returned from the moon safely (8/2)...INTELSAT was established for international communications (8/20)...A major riot started at a prison in Attica, NY, killing 43 (9/4)...Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opened the Magic Kingdom (10/1)...Mariner 9 became 1st space probe to orbit another planet (11/13).
 
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How could we forget that our national leaders were Richard M. Nixon, President and Spiro T. Agnew, Vice President?

Best Movie:                          The French Connection
Best Actor:                           Gene Hackman
Best Actress:                        Jane Fonda
World Series Winner:            Pittsburgh NL
Super Bowl Champion:            Baltimore Colts
Heavyweight Champion:          Joe Frazier
Kentucky Derby Winner:        Canonero II
Miss America:                        Phyllis Ann George
Won Gold US Open:                Lee Trevino
Emmy Winner:                        Carol Burnett Show
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Born this year:
Mary J. Blige, Singer (1/11)...Jason Keller, Actor (2/23)...Shane Keller, Actor (2/23)...Emmanuel Lewis, Actor (3/9)...Princess Farah, Jordanian Princess (3/25)...Shannon Doherty, Actress (4/12)...Corey Feldman, Actor (7/16)...David, Boy in the Bubble (9/21)...Prince Rahim, Islamic Prince (10/12)...Jade Jagger, Celeb daughter (10/21)...Wynona Ryder, Actress (10/29)...Christina Applegate, Actress (11/25)...Corey Haim, Actor (12/23) 

 
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Remember prices like:
Flour/5 lbs......$.60             Pair of pants......$13.49
Bacon/lb......$.80                 Baseball......$1.90
Eggs/dozen......$.58             Lady's Bicycle......$52.95
Milk/half gal......$.67           1 ct Diamond ring......$1,000
Pair of Boots......$19.97       Shotgun......$135.00   
 Popular Musicians and songs
  • James Taylor
  • The Doors
  • Bob Dylan
  • Tony Orlando and Dawn with " Knock Three Times "
  • Janis Joplin with " Me and Bobby Mcgee "
  • The Who
  • Mungo Jerry
  • John Lennon
  • The Jackson 5
  • Ike and Tina Turner
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Rod Stewart with " Maggie Mae "
  • The Osmonds
  • Michael Jackson
  • The Rolling Stones with " Brown Sugar "