Happy New Year! This year we were particularly excited to ring in the new year as 2012 marks our fifty-second year of operation. In honor of our birthday, we decided to take a look down memory lane at what was happening in the year of our founding – 1960.
- Elvis returned home from Germany after being away on duty for the previous two years.
- The 1960 Summer Olympic Games began in Rome, Italy. The US Men’s national basketball team would go on to capture their fifth straight Olympic Gold medal.
- The average cost of a new home was $12,700.00, the average annual income was $5,315.00 and the average cost of a gallon of gas was 25 cents.
- The Grammy award for album of the year went to Frank Sinatra for Come Dance With Me
- Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho was released. After terrifying audiences across the country, the film went on to be nominated for four Oscars and to win a Golden Globe award.
- The first televised presidential election debate was held between Senator John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.
- Pittsburgh won the World Series over the New York Yankees in a 4-3 series.
- The eighteenth United States Census, determined the US population to be 179,323,175, an increase of 18.5 percent over the 1950 census count.
- Harper Lee authored the Pulitzer prize-winning novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. The book would later be recognized as a classic example of modern literature and would be made into an Oscar-winning film in 1962.
Thank you for allowing us to serve you for the past 52 years – we look forward to many more years of providing remodeling and renovation solutions!