Did you know, these people died during our senior year?

Gandhi, Ward Bond, Johnny Horton, Clark Gable, Dashiell Hammett, Gary Cooper, George S. Kaufman, Chico Marx, Oscar Hammerstein II, Mack Sennett, Emily Post.

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Did you know, these people were born during our senior year?

Colin Firth, Amy Grant, JFK, Jr, George Clooney, Michael J. Fox, George Stephanopolulos, Susan Boyle, Mary Elizabeth McDonough.  (Oh, you know her...she was "Erin" on "The Waltons."


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World population was just over 3 billion.  It is now 6.9 billion.

To Kill a Mockingbird won Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

The Apartment won an Oscar for Best Picture.

Bye, Bye, Birdie won a Tony Award for Best Musical.



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CLASS OF '61  FUN FACTS

When were we born?
September is the most popular birth month for our class  -  15  birthdays
January is second most popular birth month  -  12 birthdays
Followed by  February and August  -  each 11 birthdays
most popular days:
3 classmates were born on February 2 
3 classmates were born on September 8

Oldest member of our class:   James Grace

Youngest member of our class:  Diane Wiese

4 couples found each other in our class:
Jim and Sue (Graeser) Manion
David and Lila (Steadman) Timm
Diane (Cheak) Blood and Jim Poole
Carol (Casey) Stengel and Carol Pesell

The classmates with the most children:
Kathy Wilkerson Rees - 8
Susan Beckemeier Clark - 7
Joan Creighton Suelflow - 6


The classmates with the most grandchildren:
Kathy Wilkerson Rees - 26
Susan Beckemeier Clark - 12
Diane Cheak Blood/ Jim Poole - 11
Martha Streufert Jander - 11
Bill Warren - 11
Jim Kitrel - 10
Ron Rutledge - 10


Where are we?
52 of our classmates are in Missouri
7  are in California
6  are in Arizona
6  are in Illinois
6 are in Florida
5 are in Washington, Colorado, and Texas
These states have less than 5 classmates:
Nevada - 2
Virginia - 1
Minnesota - 2
Wisconsin - 2
Alabama - 1
Pennsylvania - 2
North Carolina - 3
Ohio - 1
Michigan - 2
New York - 2
Georgia - 2
Kansas - 1
and one classmate lives in Ontario, Canada

Cause of death of 14 of our 15 deceased:

Heart related - 6
Cancer - 6
Accident - 1
Peptic ulcer - 1