The Class Birthday Card

  List of Known Class Birthdays
 

MOST OF US IN THE GREAT 


ARE NOW 77 or 78 

With a few exceptions, almost all of us were born between March 1942 and April 1943. So almost all
of us are (or will be) celebrating our 77th birthdays during those months in 2019 or 2020.


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 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

Betty Jane "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

Judy Krull — 14 

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 Geitheim — 10

Dave Schwarz — 11

Dee Nastri — 14

Sue Suskind — 15

Bill Badalucca — 19 

Barbara Faicco — 19

Steve Shapiro — 23 

Bob Rubin — 28

Bill Schmidt — 28

Peg Bogosian  — 28  (1942)

 

 

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

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

Stewart 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

      Ray Martinis — 11

 Jill Brenner — 12

 Gail Greenberg — 15
      
       Rich Waldman — 18 (1943)

 Chuck 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

Jackie Miller— 18

Carole Cohen — 21

Ruth Ryder — 21

Barbara Zimmerman — 24

Gerda Balding — 27

 

September 1942:

     Dick Muddiman — 1

     Brenda Gordon — 2    

      Denis Block — 5

      Frank Nicholas — 6

      Rudy Santoli — 6  (1941)

      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

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

 

November 1942:

Kathy Cullen — 1

Carole Green — 3

Carol Trevithick — 6

Jeany Bomberg — 7

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

Bill Livert — 11

Bobbi Traynor — 12

Ronnie Konior — 15

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

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

  • Reality TV, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, The Apprentice and others

  • mp3 players, iPods and BlackBerrys (the latter soon to be replaced by "smart phones")

  • The controversial Iraq war and the capture of Saddam Hussein

  • 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 (Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama) run for president in 2008; Obama wins

  • Financial markets and the auto industry collapse, the big government "bailouts" and the great economic recession

  • A single mother with 6 other children gives birth to octuplets ─ and they all live!

  • "The Miracle on the Hudson," when all 155 passengers 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 2016 Republican presidential nomination and  the surprise election of Donald Trump

  • Several Congressional gridlocks resulting in government shutdowns

  • 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; failed Republicant attempt  ot overturn it after 2016 election, probably the strangest presidential election in U.S. history

  • 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 multiple mass shootings, including anti-semitic attacks and other hate crimes in several U.S. cities in schools, churches, theaters, and night clubs

  • 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

  • The passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia followed by possibly the most contested confirmation hearing in history of his successor, Brett Cavanaugh

  • Extreme political divisiveness since the 2016 presidential election and peaking at the end of 2019 with the impeachment of Donald Trump in the House ¾ acquitted in the Senate trial in 2020

  • The Coronavirus (COVID-2019) pandemic, killing thousands and shutting down virtually all economic activity worldwide in 2020 — causing postponement of our 60-year reunion!

        

 

    

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