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Class of 1963 – 50th Reunion


Class of 1963 – 50th Class Reunion

World Events in 1963:
– John F. Kennedy assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas
-November 29th 1963 Beatles release single “I Want to Hold Your Hand” with “This Boy” on the B-side which charts at Number 1 in UK
-Hurricane Flora a massive storm kills 6,000 in Haiti, Cuba, Trinidad, and Tobago, Grenada
Alcatraz federal penitentiary known as “The Rock” closes
Members of Ku Klux Klan dynamite Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama killing 4 young girls causing US Wide public outrage and Condemnation for the action.
First US State Lottery in New Hampshire
Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his “I have a dream” speech
Lava Lamp or The Astro Lamp Launched by Edward Craven Walker
-Bob Dylan walks off the Ed Sullivan show
-Michael Jordon, NBA Basketball Great, was born on February 17, 1963

4 Comments leave one →
  1. peter g. conrad permalink
    January 5, 2012 3:36 pm

    Can you advise me as to when the list of hotels, relative to the 50th reunion
    weekend, will be sent-out? Thanks ever so much.

    Peter Conrad
    52 Ocean course Drive
    Kiawah Island, SC 29455

  2. Washington and Lee Alumni Office permalink*
    January 6, 2012 8:39 am


    All registration information including hotels will be sent end of January or early February.


    W&L Alumni Affairs

  3. Henry D Holland MD permalink
    January 8, 2012 10:33 pm

    I plan on attending some days of the reunion. However I had childhood polio and climbed that hill at W&L two or three times a day with a steel brace on my right leg. Now fifty years later I have post polio syndrome. I use a power wheelchair and use a portable ventilator for pulmonary/respiratory support due to weakened respiratory muscles. In order to attend the reunion I will require a handicappted room in an accessible hotel or bread and breakfast. Five years ago I stayed in a near by Bread and Breakfast, but I was uanable to sleep because the bed was so high. Thus, I left the next day. I would like to be able to stay this time. I would appreciate any advice you might share.

    Henry D Holland MD, class of 1962

    • Washington and Lee Alumni Office permalink*
      April 3, 2012 11:47 am


      Sorry for the late reply. The Hampton Inn where you are staying is handicapped accessible so you should have a much better stay. We are glad you are making the return trip to Lexington.

      W&L Alumni Affairs

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