The Class Birthday Card

 
 

THE GREAT 


IS NOW OVER 70 

With a few exceptions, almost all of us were born between March 1942 and April 1943. So almost all of us celebrated our 70th birthdays during those months in 2012-2013.


Happy Birthday,

Here's a
Classic '60
For Our Classy

 

Known classmates' birthdays: Click on the month shown in the chart below for a chronological list of known known classmates' birthdays during that month. (The birth year is probably as indicated next to the month except where otherwise noted parenthetically.)
 
If your birthday (or that of any other classmate you know) is omitted,
please send me an e-mail, and report it to me. 

January 1943:

Sharon Goldman — 1

Barry Reiber — 2

"BJ" Diamant — 3

Helaine Carlin — 5

Bill Dunn — 5

Steve Cornell — 7

George Kinney — 8

Lois Levine — 9 (1945)
(Lois was likely the youngest in our class)

Paul Fishman — 12

Rudy Hrubala  — 12

Kathy Isom  — 12

Judy Krull — 14 

Linda Kepke — 18

Marty Goldberg — 21

Phoebe Lustig — 21

Ron Prestera — 21

Gary Schwartz — 21

Jerry Rosenberg — 22

Clark Marcus — 28 (1942)

Betty Muller — 28

Tom Nasca — 28

Connie Baumann — 30
    

 

 

February 1943:

Marion Schiller —  3

Maryellen Goldsmith — 5

Charlie LaStella — 5

Linda Feuerstein — 6

Loretta Frisone — 8

Hilary Getheim — 10

Dave Schwarz — 11

Dee Nastri — 14

Sue Suskind — 15

Bill Badalucca — 19 

Steve Shapiro — 23 

Bob Rubin — 28

Bill Schmidt — 28

 

 

 

March 1943:

Bill Parinello — 1 (1942)

Arlene Weiser — 3

Doug Fanti — 4

Carol Lucas — 5

Lee Kerpel — 8

Bev Barnes — 9 (1942)

Austin Shulberg — 11

Claire Gomer  — 13

Al Muller — 14 

Eleanor Sicari — 14

Doris Wulbern — 14

Chris Keller— 15

Penny White — 25 (1942)

Carole Greenstein — 26

Jay Katz — 26

Barbara Rosenzweig  — 28

Steve Hersch  — 29

 

 

April 1943:

Joel Albert  — 3

Harriet Milch — 7

Roy Johnson — 9

Frank DiStefano — 10

Gail Williams — 11

Hank Seaman — 13 (1941)
      (Is Hank the oldest in our class?)

Mike Kaufman — 14

Harold Keiser — 15

Linda Gollon — 16

Marie Cox — 17

Janet Lange — 18

Richie Berke — 30

 

 

May 1942:

Bob Smutny — 5

Jeff Menton — 9

Flossie Eidensohn — 9 (1943)

Sue Rooder — 9

Bill Jackson — 10

Sue Schlesinger — 10

Stuart Senter — 14

Judy Rose — 15

Helene Shapiro — 15

Lynda D'Acunto  — 16

Audrey Schneiderman — 25

Carl Zeitz — 25

Marty Freed — 29

Bobbie Alfin — 30 (1943)

Bob Johnson — 30

Carole Schiffer — 30

Paul Weiss — 31

 

 

June 1942:

Roz Krugman — 5

Florence Friedman — 8

Harriet Goldstein  — 9

Tom Naumann — 10

Diana Funaro  — 11

Shelli Bosnick — 14

Donna Damsey — 14

Nancy Keegan — 14

Nina Popick — 14

Judy Wilkens— 15

Nancy Koller — 16

Brian Donohue — 23

Paula Moll — 29

 

 

July 1942:

     Barbara Blum — 2

      George Constantin — 2

      Bob Hawes — 3

      Ken Sack
— 5

      Mike Nordell  — 6

      Stephanie Droboty  — 8

     Doreen Silverstein — 10

     Ronnie Waite — 10

Ray Martinis — 11

Jill Brenner — 12

Mel Krimko — 14
      
      Rich Waldman — 18 (1943)

Charles Cannon — 22

Barbara Stern — 22

Nick Minutolo — 23

Jane Bragg — 28

Susan Lillyman — 29

 

 

August 1942:

     Jim and Roseann Godstrey — 6

     Linda Luschinski — 7

Bob Santore — 10 (1941)  

Lynne Oliver — 12 

Tony Margolis — 13

Joe Kunkel — 17

Carole Cohen — 21

Ruth Ryder — 21

Barbara Zimmerman — 24

Gerda Balding — 27

 

 

September 1942:

      Brenda Gordon — 3    

      Denis Block — 5

      Frank Nicholas — 6

      Karen Fazio — 7

      Gloria Rosenberg — 7

      Jon Rubins — 7

      Betty Griffin — 8

      Carole and Cathy Hassett — 8    

      Ginny Matthews — 10

 Jim Berka — 14

Art Nelson — 15

Rona Tritz — 15

Mike Brozost — 21

John "Cochise" Cachianes — 22

Linda Krumenacker — 23

Stephen Kayne — 24

Bill Liebman — 24

Jeff Seltzer — 25

Margee Davis — 26

Jeffrey Tilford — 27

Pat Keeling  — 28 (1941)

 

 

October 1942:

      Ginny Beedenbender  — 2

      Rick von Brook — 2

      Larry Goldberg  — 5

      Gerry Gutman — 6

      Tim Duggan — 8

      George Pearson — 9

      Bob Saunders — 11

      Gail Fogelberg — 12 (1941)

      Ruth Ann Mosback  — 14

      Fran Perlman — 15 

      Joyce Schacher — 15 

     Frank Rosen — 18

     Max Abbott — 19

      Karen Nover — 19

      Jerry Perlow — 19

      Carol Wright — 20

      Mike Blumenthal — 21

      Bobbie Deitch — 23

Howie Levy — 24

Linda Kroemer — 25

Sabin Danziger — 28

Nancy Farnham — 30 (1941)

 

 

November 1942:

Kathy Cullen — 1

Carole Green — 3

Sam Lettini — 3

Carol Trevithick — 6

Eileen Carlock — 8

Linda Strauss — 8

Myles Tashman — 8

Joyce Hapner — 12

Anna and Fran Renzi — 13

Joe and Pete Witteman — 13 (1941)

Marilyn Braunstein — 18

Mary Ann Acierno —  20

Jeannie Bannwarth —  20

Terry Brennan —  21

Rosemary Di Stefano —  25 (1941)

Mike Jacobs —  26

Steve Green —  29 (1941)

 

 

December 1942:

Fern Firestone — 2

Frank DeCuitis — 5

Carol Johnson — 5

Marty Ogulnick — 5

Lloyd Becker — 7 

Judy Luna — 8

Jim Heitler — 9

Bill Livert — 11

Bobbi Traynor — 12

Ronnie Konior — 15

Dan Nussbaum — 16 (1943) 
  (Is Dan the youngest in our class?
  Nope. See January 9.)

Millie Motchmann — 17

Lucille “PeeWee” Weitzman — 17

Jack Beaulieu — 19

Jack Evans — 19

Jim Ledwith — 22

Sheila Berg — 23

Marta Watts — 23

Fran Caporaso — 24

Barbara Meurer — 25

Alan LaRocca — 30

For an interesting perspective on your own birthday try this:
   
       E
nter your birth date in the popup window that appears after you click here.

A brief history of the world that we have known: We have witnessed many remarkable and significant historical events, technological developments and sociological trends in our 60+ years.  Here is a list of some of them:

    The forties

  • World War II
  • Israel independence
  • Televisions in our homes
  • We were born

    The fifties

  • Korean conflict
  • Polio vaccine
  • Discovery of the structure of DNA
  • The "Cold War"
  • McCarthyism
  • Color TV
  • Sputnik
  • Pampers
  • Legos
  • Barbie dolls
  • Computers
  • Interstate highway system
  • Mass migration to the suburbs
  • Beginnings of the civil rights movement in America
  • Westward migration of the Dodgers (after finally winning the World Series) and the Giants
  • School integration
  • I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, Sgt. Bilko, Sid Caesar and Ernie Kovacs, Milton Berle and Ed
    Sullivan, Jack Benny and Burns and Allen, and TV westerns and quiz shows
  • Payola
  • James Dean and Marilyn Monroe
  • Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  • Tailfins and chrome, Corvettes, Thunderbirds and lots of other really cool cars
  • Alan Freed, Elvis Presley and rock 'n' roll

 

The sixties

  • Cuban missile crisis
  • Instant replay
  • The 1964-'65 New York World's Fair
  • Viet Nam
  • Freedom Riders and the peak of the civil rights movement
  • Campus protests
  • Sexual freedom
  • "The pill"
  • Recreational drugs
  • Assassinations
  • Motown, the "British Invasion" and psychedelic music
  • Birth of the Mets
  • Heart transplants
  • Hippies and Woodstock
  • Landing on the moon

    The seventies

  • Kent State massacre
  • Apollo 13
  • Disco music
  • Leisure suits
  • Fifties nostalgia
  • Roe v. Wade
  • "Women's lib"
  • Watergate
  • Streakers
  • Gasoline crisis
  • 3-Mile Island
  • Genetic engineering

    The eighties

  • Iran hostage crisis and Iran-Contra affair
  • Air traffic controllers' strike
  • John Lennon and Marvin Gaye killed
  • Breakup of AT&T
  • "New Coke"
  • "Live Aid" and "Farm Aid"
  • Space shuttle, "Challenger" explodes
  • "Hands Across America"
  • Statue of Liberty's 100th anniversary celebration
  • "Black Monday" stock market crash
  • End of "Cold War" and fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Tiananmen Square uprising
  • Home computers
  • MTV
  • VCRs
  • Cell phones
  • Jarvik artificial heart
  • Prime interest rates exceed 20%, recession and stock market crash
  • AIDS virus identified

    The nineties

  • Split-up of Soviet Union
  • "Desert Storm"
  • Gay rights movement
  • Crackdown on sexual harassment
  • Internet
  • Assisted suicides
  • Columbine high school shootings
  • Cloning of large mammals

      The "00"s

  • A new millennium
  • Mapping of the human genome
  • Election scandals
  • Attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
  • War on world terrorism
  • Pedophile priests scandal in the Catholic church
  • A series of enormous corporate scandals and failures, led by Enron, and the frantic race to reform
  • Face-off with Iraq
  • Multiple sniper attacks near Washington baffle police for weeks
  • A human clone??
  • Reality TV, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, The Apprentice and others
  • mp3 players, iPods and BlackBerrys
  • Capture of Saddam Hussein and the controversial Iraq war
  • Same-sex marriages?
  • A college girl fakes her own kidnapping
  • Gasoline prices peak, then fall and bounce around, housing and mortgage crisis while the financial system collapses, and the economy goes in the tank ─ then, big government bailouts and the "stimulus" package
  • A former first lady and a black man run for president
  • Financial markets and the auto industry collapse, the big government "bailouts" and the great economic recession
  • The black man wins the presidency
  • A single mother with 6 other children gives birth to octuplets ─ and they all live!
  • "The Miracle on the Hudson," when all 155 people aboard survived a plane crash in the Hudson River
  • Bernie Madoff and the biggest Ponzi scheme in history

The "10"s

  • The automobile industry's economic recovery from the recession
  • I-pads
  • A 72-day celebrity marriage involving a Kardashian
  • The "Arab Spring" revolutions toppling dictators in the Middle East
  • A super-heated battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination
  • Congressional gridlock over taxes and spending
  • The hometown horror of  "superstorm," Hurricane Sandy, followed by devastating tornados and floods in Texas,  Oklahoma and elsewhere, and other extreme weather systems across the U.S . and  record wildfires in southern California and elsewhere
  • A scandal in the IRS targeting nonprofit organizations
  • "Obamacare" adopted; future is doubtful after 2016 election
  • Attack on the US embassy in Benghazi
  • Russia invades the Ukraine
  • Asian airliners lost in the Pacific; one attacked in the Ukraine conflict
  • Hundreds of young girls kidnapped by terrorists in Nigeria
  • ISIS terrorists in Syria behead several US journalists and other captive hostages
  • US "normalizes" relations with Cuba
  • Multiple conflicts between cops and the communities they police, with frequent, racially charged shootings, many fatal, of or by police officers
  • Repeated  failed attempts at federal gun control despite mass shootings in several U.S. cities in schools, churches, theaters, and night clubs with 4,441 individual gang shootings in Chicagod in 2016 with 762 fatalities
  • Terrorist attacks in Boston, New York/New Jersey, Paris, Nice, Berlin and Istanbul, and the whole world reacts in solidarity each time
  • Landmark Supreme Court decision enabling same-sex marriage nationwide
  • Mass exodus of Syrian refugees to Europe and the U.S.
  • Legalization of recreational marijuana use in several U.S. states
  • Probably the strangest presidential election in U.S. history

Visit our reunion pages for textual capsule histories of each decade since high school. Start here.

        

    

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