S: Mildred Alice Ratner
FC: Mildred Alice Ratner June 27, 1950
2: Baby Boomers: What Happened in 1950? Major Events -Harry Truman is president and Alben W. Barkley is vice president of the United States -Failed assassination attempt on President Truman by Puerto Rican nationalists -President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb -United States Senator Joe McCarthy begins his crusade against suspected Communists in the United States government - era of McCarthyism begins -Congress passes laws that restrict communists and communist parties in the U.S. -Korean War begins when North Korean Communist forces invade South Korea -U.S. leads UN in Korean War Science and Technology -Haloid Corporation (later renamed Xerox) develops the first xerographic copy machine -The first self-service elevator is installed by Otis Elevator in Dallas -Richard Lawler performs the first successful kidney transplant at Loyola University (first organ transplant) -First oral contraceptive (the Pill) invented by Luis E. Miramontes -The Soviet Union launches Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth -New York's Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel opens Sports -New York Yankees defeats the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series (4-0) -Cleveland Browns win the NFL championship Famous Baby Boomers Born in 1950 Bill Murray, Cybill Shepherd, David Cassidy, Gregory Harrison, Jay Leno, Karen Carpenter, Mark Spitz, Morgan Fairchild, Peggy Noonan, Peter Frampton, Stevie Wonder Arts and Entertainment -Books: The Cardinal, Joy Street, Across the River and into the Trees, The Wall, Star Money, The Parasites, Floodtide, Jubilee Trail, The Adventurer, The Disenchanted -Movies: Sunset Boulevard, All About Eve, Born Yesterday, The Third Man -Songs: The Fat Man, Please Send Me Someone To Love, Teardrops From My Eyes, Mona Lisa, Tennessee Waltz, Long Gone Lonesome Blues, Mardi Gras In New Orleans, I'm Movin' On, Rollin' Stone, Double Crossing Blues -Popular Musicians: Fats Domino, Percy Mayfield, Ruth Brown, Nat King Cole, Patti Page, Hank Williams, Professor Longhair, Hank Snow, Muddy Waters, Johnny Otis -TV Shows: The Texaco Star Theater, Fireside Theatre, Your Show of Shows, Philco Television Playhouse, The Colgate Comedy Hour, Hopalong Cassidy debuted -Saturday morning children's programming begins -Phonevision, the first pay-per-view service, becomes available -Al Jolson, George Orwell, and George Bernard Shaw died -"Cool Jazz" gains popularity -"Guys and Dolls" premieres -TV hero Hopalong Cassidy peaks in popularity
3: Everyday Life -U.S. Population: 152,271,417 -Life expectancy: 68.2 years -Average yearly income: $3,319 -Federal hourly minimum wage: $.75 -Cost of a new home: $8,450 -Cost of a new car: $1,510 -Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03 Popular Culture -Charles Schulz introduces the Peanuts comic strip -Americans buy 100,000 television sets a week -14 million television sets sold in U.S., increasing the number in service by ten-fold -Silly Putty introduced to the world - actually originated in a scientific laboratory in 1943 -Sugar Pops are introduced -Tennis admits first black woman, Althea Gibson -Antihistamines enter popular use for treatment of allergies and head-colds -The Pillsbury Company launches it's annual Bake-off to promote flour -Pillsbury and General Mills introduce prepared cake mixes -CBS receives an FCC license to begin broadcasting in color -FBI institutes the 10 Most Wanted list -Smokey the Bear gains national popularity -Minute Rice is launched -PaperMate is the first leak-proof ballpoint pen -The Open Kettle (a coffee and donut shop in Quincy, MA) is renamed Dunkin' Donuts -Diner's Club becomes the first credit card -Dennis the Menace comic strip was created
5: A Daughter is a day brightener and a heart Warmer- - Author unknown
7: To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
9: Daughters are little girls that grow up to be your best friend...
10: Mildred Alice Ratner The girl's name Mildred \m(i)-ld- red,mil-dred\ is pronounced MIL-dred. It is of Old English origin, and its meaning is "gentle strength". An Anglo-Saxon name. Saint Mildred (eighth century) was an abbess from a royal household noted for her gentleness and kindness. The name was revived in the 17th century, and was outdated by the time of the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce". Mildred has 3 variant forms: Mildrid, Millie and Milly. Mildred is a very common first name for women (#60 out of 4276) and a slightly less common last name for both men and women (#81003 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census) Displayed below is the baby name popularity trend for the girl name Mildred. Compare Mildred with its variant forms and related girl names.
11: Growing Up
17: "Mothers hold their children's hands for a while - their hearts forever."
18: "A lucky few have a mother like you. Mothers are flowers in the garden of life."
19: GOOD TIMES!
23: MOMENTS TO REMEMBER!
24: "A Mother's love never ages."
25: "M-O-T-H-E-R "M" is for the million things she gave me, "O" means only that she's growing old, "T" is for the tears she shed to save me, "H" is for her heart of purest gold; "E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining, "R" means right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER," A word that means the world to me. -Howard Johnson"
26: What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure. ~Gene Perret
28: "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." - Cardinal Mermillod
34: Together with Family