George Bush's parachute jump last week in Yuma, Ariz., was his first since he exited a burning bomber in 1944. Much has happened in the intervening years, including a most famous leap.
Abbott & Costello's "Who's on First?" debuts; two years later at Yale, the answer is Bush.
Dan Quayle born; World Series debuts on TV, launching, as Quayle might put it, the era of the couch potatoe.
Clay beats Liston, changes name.
Bush elected to Congress, remains George.
Neil Armstrong takes one giant leap for mankind.
Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally achieve free agency; Bush heads up the agency, the CIA.
In Lake Placid, N.Y, they believe in miracles; in Washington, D.C., they do, too: An ex-actor wins the White House, with Bush as veep.
As lights go on at Wrigley, soon-to-be President Bush asks Americans to read his lips.
Bush routed by Clinton, revives his dream of jumping out of a plane again.