Things that turn 50, in 2017

My good friend Paul Schuster turned 50 today and I was inspired to ask, "What else turns 50?"

CountryLiving published "50 people and things turning 50 in 2017"  which includes names such as Will Ferrell, Keith Urban, and Julia Roberts, plus several songs, inventions, TV shows, and more.

Here are my top 10 (with one extra icing-on-top for my Canadian brother).

Handheld Calculator

 The first prototype , Texas Instruments' CalTech

The first prototype , Texas Instruments' CalTech

 

Countertop Microwave

 

Lite-Brite

 Introduces as the "art toy" by Hasbro

Introduces as the "art toy" by Hasbro

 

Battleship

Rolling Stone

 First published on November 9, 1967

First published on November 9, 1967

 

The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton

 Published April 24, 1967

Published April 24, 1967

 

The Big Mac

 Debuted in the Pittsburg-area McDonald stores in 1967 before being released nationwide in 1968

Debuted in the Pittsburg-area McDonald stores in 1967 before being released nationwide in 1968

 

Pringle's

(I never knew it was possessive . . . I always thought it was Pringles. Strange.)

 

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band

 Released June 1, 1967

Released June 1, 1967

 

The Flying Nun

 Premiered September 7, 1967

Premiered September 7, 1967

 

The 25th Amendment

 Designating the order of succession in the event that the President is removed from office. It was adopted on February 10, 1967

Designating the order of succession in the event that the President is removed from office. It was adopted on February 10, 1967