Horany Reunion Fun Facts – 50 Years 50 YEARS OF FUN, FOOD AND FAMILY


In 1967 a group of brothers, sisters and cousins came together in Enid, Oklahoma and the Horany Family Reunion was born. Little did they know that the tradition they founded would not only continue, but grow to one of the most anticipated events in the life of most Horany, Horaney, Hourani family members. Every odd year on the last weekend in July we gather to eat, dance, laugh, and cry together, but most of all to love each other and our great family traditions.

Most of the founding generation are now gone, but never forgotten. We are who we are because of who they were. Each year we have a memorial for those we have lost and to cherish their memory. So rather than try to name them here I would just state what we all know, they truly were “the Greatest Generation”.

We hope and pray that this reunion tradition continues for another 50 years and more. But mostly we want to welcome you to Kerrville and hope this is your best reunion ever.
May God bless and keep every member of our Family, present or not, and the souls of those gone before us.

Mickey and Polly




So, what was going on 50 years ago in 1967.  Some of us were around to recall these events but for many of you they may be things you have just heard about.  Either way, here is a sample of life in 1967.

The Hotties and Fashion Icons:

Ursula Andress, Claudia Cardinale, Julie Christie, Catherine Deneuve, Angie

Dickinson, Barbara Eden, Barbara Feldon, Jane Fonda, Ann-Margret,

Elizabeth Montgomery, Elke Sommer,  Twiggy, Raquel Welch

Hollywood Hunks, Leading Men and Sex Symbols:

Paul Newman, Jim Morrison, Warren Beatty, Sean Connery, Tom Jones,

Davy Jones, Mick Jagger, Robert Redford

“The Quotes:”

“What we have here is a failure to communicate”

  • Strother Martin in ‘Cool Hand Luke’

“We rob banks.”

  • Warren Beatty, as Clyde Barrow, in ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

“Because I’m worth it”

  • L’Oréal

“Our repairmen are the loneliest guys in town”

  • Maytag Appliances

“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me… aren’t you?”

  • Dustin Hoffman in ‘The Graduate’

“They call me MISTER TIBBS”

  • Sidney Poitier, in ‘In The Heat Of The Night’


  • Walter Brooke, in ‘The Graduate’ Time Magazine’s Man of the Year: Lyndon B. Johnson Miss America:

Jane Jayroe (Lavern, OK) Miss USA:

Sylvia Hitchcock (Alabama)/ Cheryl Patton (Florida) The Scandals & Celebrity Deaths:

In spite of what you may still hear today, Walt Disney was not frozen right after his death in late 1966.

Airplane Celebrity Death: Otis Redding

Automobile Celebrity Death: Jayne Mansfield

Counter cultural icon Abbie Hoffman led a group of anti-capitalists to the New York Stock Exchange, where they dropped dollar bills from the balcony onto the floor as traders scrambled to retrieve the cash. He also led a group of 50,000 people and tried to levitate the Pentagon with their combined psychic power.

The Doors earned a lifetime ban from the Ed Sullivan show after agreeing to censor the lyrics to their hit “Light My Fire,” but ended up singing the original lyrics anyway.

Nerd News:

The first handheld calculator invented.

The largest Emerald, the ‘Gachala Emerald’ was found. It weighs in at 858 carats.

Rolling Stone began publication. The first issue sold about 5,000 copies.

First pulsating radio source (pulsar) was detected by postgraduate Jocelyn Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish

Having been tested in a few outlets, 7-11’s Slurpees became available in all locations in 1967.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1967: $42,000

South African doctor Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant.

The Habit:

Ouija board (from Parker Brothers)

1st appearances & 1967’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: Kerplunk, Johnny Astro, TALKING G.I. Joe action figures, Mega Bloks, Newton’s cradle, Uncle Fester’s Mystery Light Bulb, Lit-Brite, Ants in the Pants Game Best Film Oscar Winner:

A Man for all Seasons (presented in 1967) 1967 Most Popular TV shows:

  1. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)

  2. The Lucy Show (CBS)

  3. Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS)

  4. Gunsmoke (CBS)

  5. Family Affair (CBS)

  6. Bonanza (NBC)

  7. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)

  8. The Dean Martin Show (NBC)

  9. The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS)

  10. Bewitched (ABC)

1967 Billboard Number One Songs

December 31, 1966 – February 17, 1967: I’m A Believer – The Monkees February 18 – March 3:

Kind Of A Drag – The Buckinghams March 4 – March 10:

Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones  March 11 – March 17:

Love is Here and Now You’re Gone – The Supremes

March 18 – March 24: Penny Lane – The Beatles March 25 – April 14: Happy Together – The Turtles April 15 – May 12:

Somethin’ Stupid – Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra

May 13 – May 19: The Happening – The Supremes

May 20 – June 2: Groovin’ – The Young Rascals

June 3 – June 30: Respect – Aretha Franklin July 1

– July 28: Windy – The Association July 29 – August

28: Light My Fire – The Doors August 19 – August

25: All You Need Is Love – The Beatles August 26 – September 22: Ode To Billy Joe – Bobbie Gentry September 23 – October 20:

The Letter – Box Tops October 21 – November 24:

To Sir With Love – Lulu November 25 – December 1:

Incense And Peppermints – Strawberry Alarm Clock December 2 – December 29:

Daydream Believer – The Monkees

December 30, 1967 – January 19, 1968: Hello Goodbye – The Beatles Sports:

World Series Champions: St. Louis Cardinals

Superbowl I Champions: Green Bay Packers  NBA Champions: Philadelphia 76ers

Stanley Cup Champs: Toronto Maple Leaves

U.S. Open Golf Jack Nicklaus

U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Jack Newcombe/Billie Jean King

Wimbledon (Men/Women): John Newcombe/Billie Jean King

NCAA Football Champions: USC

NCAA Basketball Champions: UCLA

Kentucky Derby: Proud Clarion


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