My mother tells the story of how, when I was born, she had the only t.v. in the delivery ward of the hospital. All of the doctors and nurses were constantly in her room to catch the updates of this historic event. Finally, on July 20, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, uttering the now famous quote, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." President Kennedy had challenged the nation to do something great, and the "moon shot" was a result of this. My mom likes to say she did her part by having me! :)
p.s. my mother's story goes on to contend that a woman who was pregnant with twins in the room next door ultimately named her two sons Neil and Buzz, after astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin!
In tribute to this great achievement, here's a video by my all-time favorite band, The Police, singing "Walking on the Moon".