Other 60th Anniversary Celebrations
Queen Elizabeth isn’t the only one celebrating her 60-year milestone. None of these people, plays or tv programs are of royal origin, but they’re all cultural landmarks. Here's a partial list from "People" magazine:
*”Today” began in 1952, with host Dave Garroway and a popular chimp called J. Fred Muggs.
*Agatha Christie’s play “The Mousetrap” has been running in London for 60 years.
*Say hi to Mr. Potato Head, kids! It was the first toy ever marketed directly to children, paving the way for generations of parental headaches.
*Ronald Reagan wed Nancy
*”Guiding Light” premiered, the first soap opera ever to be televised. Its initial programs were just 15 minutes long.
*Lucille Ball appears pregnant on “I Love Lucy.” She was pregnant in real life, too, and the classic birth episode was called “Lucy Goes to the Hospital.” Just so the nation wouldn’t be offended.