I don't know when what year you were born, but I know whatever year it was, there were some pretty amazing things happening.
I was born in 1943. Here are some of the things that happened then.
Rationing, recycling, and salary
freezes were common. Sale of pre-sliced bread was banned to reduce bakery demands for metal parts. Alarm clock manufacturing
ceased and everyone was limited to three pairs of shoes per year due to leather shortage. World-war ll was in full force.
FDR appointed General Eisenhower supreme commander of the Allied forces.
The German 6th Army surrendered at Stalingard and became a major turning point in the war.
The Jefferson Memorial was dedicated by FDR. It was Jeffersons 200th anniversary of his birth.
The U.S. defeated Japan at Guadalcanal.
Italy fell to the allies.
The Pentagon was completed.
Congress passed the "pay as you go" income tax.
The best Actor and Actress was Paul Lukas & Jennifer Jones.
Some of the most popular songs were:
Surrey With the Fringe on Top,
I'll Be Seeing You,
Oh What a Beautiful Morning and
That Old Black Magic.
Some of the top movies were:
For Whom the Bell Tolls,
Lassie Come Home and
NFL Championship: Chicago Bears over Washington
Redskins. NFL passing leader: Sammy Baugh (1367 yards.) NCAA basketball champion: Wyoming, Heisman Trophy winner: Angelo
Bertelli (Notre Dame.) World Series: NY Yankees over St. Louis Cardinals.
**Some prices, then and now:
New Ford Not made
Bread(1lb.) .09 cents
Milk(gal) .62 3.99
New Home 3,600.00
Average Income 2,650.00 50,896.00
Gas(1 gal.) .21 2.37
**Prices are all National Averages