Happy birthday to me

Thanks for the champagne Mum, and messages from David, Rob, Harry, Tom and family, Trevor  and calls from Trevor and Ruth. Very nice to have a chat with you Trev! Hope to see some of you at Jacobs the weekend after next.  I have drunk the champagne with Krista and Alexander :-) Alexander and I take the night train to Upper Bavaria, where he comes from. We are visiting some of his relatives. It will be challenging. They speak Bavarian there, which is more different form high German than Glaswegian is from Oxford English. So I won't understand a word.

In 1955:
James Dean died in a car accident
Guinness Book of Records was first published
West Germany became a sovereign state
The world population was 2.7 billion