1949 Jeff Bridges, the Due and star of Tron and Ironman among others is born in Los Angelos California.
1957 Programmer and open-source advocate Eric Steven Raymond (esr) is born.
1965 Gemini 7 takes off carrying Frank Borman & James Lovell Jr making 206 orbits around Earth. This makes a trip to the moon seem possible. Enter Apollo 13. Too soon?