7 Moments Boomers Will Always Remember

Seven enduring memories from our yearlong ‘Boomer History’ project: Promised a T-shirt and a dollar for showing up, 5,000 fans greet the Beatles at New York’s JFK International Airport on Feb. 7, 1964. The following year, on Aug. 15, “arena rock” is born when a concert by the Fab Four draws more than 55,000 fans to Shea Stadium in Queens, N.Y. But nothing lasts forever. Preparing to release a solo album in April 1970, Paul McCartney says that the Beatles are finished. On March 7, 1965, …

This Week in Boomer History: ‘Joy of Sex’ … Disney World

Notable events from our shared experience Cheekily taking its title from The Joy of Cooking, The Joy of Sex is published Oct. 1, 1972. Although the first edition is sexist by today’s standards and concentrates almost exclusively on heterosexual activities, it popularizes the idea that whatever gives both partners sexual pleasure is OK. The Soviet Union’s launch of the beach ball-sized Sputnik I on Oct. 4, 1957, ushers in the Space Age. Just a month later, Sputnik II launches the …

Don Grady: The Big Brother Who Returned to His First Love

Most of us who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s remember Don Grady as Robbie Douglas, originally the frustrated middle sibling and later the wise big brother in the all-male Douglas clan in the long-running TV sitcom My Three Sons, which aired from 1960 to 1972 on ABC and later on CBS. But Grady, who died June 27 in Los Angeles at the age of 68, also had a successful second career after the show as a musician and composer, …