Today is His Birthday

Francisco Mendoza photo with mother

Today would have been Mendoza’s 57th birthday.  He is pictured here with his mother at a birthday party.

Other major events that occurred the same year Mendoza was born:

  • The US launched its 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1
  • The Brooklyn Dodgers officially became the L.A. Dodgers
  • US schools used Cliff’s Notes for the first time
  • CBS Records announced the debut of stereophonic vinyl records
  • Elvis Presley joined the army
  • The Lego company patented its design for Lego bricks

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