Sunday is named to honor the sun. "But the child that is born on Sabbath Day, Is blithe and bonny, good and gay."
Heather Locklear's September birthstone is the Sapphire.
Her birthstone, Sapphire, is a velvety, deep-blue jewel signifying sacity, fidelity and chastity. It was prized by the ancients as the sacred stone of truth and justice.
Heather Locklear was born under the sign sign of the Virgin.
She can do almost anything that requires brain power and determination. Her mind is extremely analytical. Virgos are neat, well-organized, punctual and cautious. On a personal level, they make a caring and steadfast mate. Heathers best colors are gray and silver, clear blues and yellows. Famous Virgos as Leonard Bernstein, Mother Theresa and Leo Tolstoy.
Events of this Month
The United States makes airline hijacking a federal offense. U. S. President John Kennedy officially signs a congressional act which formally establishes the U. S. Peace Corps. J.D. Salinger's "Franny and Zooey" is published in the United States. The United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammerskjold is killed in an airplane crash over northern Rhodesia. In Paris, French President Charles de Gaulle narrowly escapes an assassination attempt. In Rhodesia, Tshombe and the United Nations reach a cease-fire agreement in Katanga.
The New York Yankees win the World Series in the fifth game against the Cincinnati Reds. The Green Bay Packers shut out the New York Giants 37-0 for the NFL title. A.J. Foyt, Jr. wins the Indy 500 averaging 139.1 mph. Marvin Panch averages 150 mph and breaks the world 500-mile race record. Ty Cobb, the first player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, dies. The Boston Celtics win the National Basketball Association championship, after defeating St. Louis for the third year in a row. A horse named Carry Back wins the Kentucky Derby.
Events for the Day
Then Vs New cost of Living Comparisions
On September 25: Today is Pacific Ocean Day, the anniversary of the discovery by Vasco Nunez de Balboa of the Pacific Ocean in 1513. On this date in 1753, the first steam engine is delivered to North Arlington, N. J. The first micropaleontology course is offered at Columbia University in New York City. The first state poorhouse, called the State Welfare Home, opens at Smyrna, Del. in 1933. And in 1956, the first telephone conversation goes over the transoceanic telephone cable.
In 1961, a gallon of milk sold for $1.05, a loaf of bread sold for $.21, a new car sold for $2,275.00, a gallon of gas sold for $.25, and a new house sold for $30,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 731.14.
Now in 1999, the average price for a gallon of milk is $3.24a loaf of bread is $1.72, a new car is $17,695.00 a gallon of gas is$1.26, a new house is $134,120.00, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is about 11,250.14.
The average wage earner in 1961 made $5,315.00 per year, compared to $21,951.28 today.
Science and Technology
President and Vice-President
The Freedom 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral making Commander Alan Shepard, Jr the first U.S. astronaut in space. The Top of the Needle opens in Seattle, WA, as the first revolving restaurant.
When Heather Locklear was born, John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts was president and Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas was vice president.
The only Roman Catholic elected president, JFK was from a family of Irish politicians. A patrol boat commander in World War II, Kennedy was honored for bravery in saving the lives of wounded crew members. He won the Pulitzer Prize for "Profiles in Courage". Kennedy scared the world by confronting the Soviets over missiles in Cuba. He visited the Berlin Wall and signed the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. He also supported the civil rights movement. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, while campaigning for re-election.
Barbra Streisand makes her stage debut this year in an off-off Broadway production called "Another Evening with Harry Stoones." Surfing begins its rise to popularity in California. Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty star in "Splendor in the Grass." The top hits of the year include "Mother-in-Law" and "Hit the Road Jack."
"West Side Story"- Directed by Robert Wise won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1961. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Maximillian Schell for his role in "Judgment at Nuremberg" and the Best Actress Award went to Sophia Loren for her role in "Two Women".