I share your age and perhaps could add a few years. I remember my first camera, an Ansco Shur Shot (few others on this forum, I suspect, have ever heard of Ansco, Kodak's major domestic rival in the 40s and 50s) and I used Kodak's popular and most widely sold orthochromatic film. When I became slightly more sophisticated, I went to Plus-X and once in a while to Super-XX which my dad was convinced enabled me to stop action because the the film was characterized as "fast." All it ever did for me was to over-exposé many shots on sunny days.
After a while, when I acquired an adjustable lens and shutter camera, I even purchased and used, but sparingly, a blue filter with pan film to simulate the orthochromatic treatment of reds.