Okay, sure you were a baby, but you grew up and discovered these things later in life. And I know this takes a bit of hunting down and google-searching (and confirming the accuracy of lists, some are out of wack), but let’s talk about your birth-year favorites.
You can do these and/or add your own
My Favorites: Birth Year - 1961
Movie: Last Year at Marienbad, from director Alain Resnais
This odd, arty film puts me in an altered state, and there are not many pictures that can do that. They can entertain, they can inform, they can set me on journeys around the globe and beyond. But few take apart my brain and reassemble it, the way Marienbad does.
Song: Moon River, Written by Henri Mancini and Johnny Mercer, preferred vocalist, Audrey Hepburn
Musical event, The Beatles perform under that name for the first time at The Cavern Club
Comedy Album or Special: Don Knotts, An Evening With Me - his first and only stand-up album was a classic.
Novel: EDIT - It’s now The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Muriel Sparks - 2nd place: Solaris, Stanislaw Lem
Short Story: Louisa, Please Come Home, Shirley Jackson (not sure if I’ve read a lot of short stories from this year, but Jackson’s one of my favorite writers, and this was a goodie)
TV Series: Was “Leave it To Beaver” still good in its 4th & 5th seasons? Larry had left and that was a bummer, but I always liked the series. (also The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Twilight Zone, The Rifleman,
Sporting Event: Packers won the Super… er, the NFL Championship Game! (they didn’t have Superbowls back then) - This was Lombardi’s first of 5 titles as the Packers head coach, Paul Hornung (the league MVP) scored 19 points in the game (a record at the time) and was named the game’s MVP - they defeated the NY Giants 37 to 0 on Dec 31, 1961.