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In 1950 these were marked as a Watershed in the development of man and womankind..well..just in case..you wanted to know.

1950

I LOVE LUCY moves from radio to TV

PEANUTS comic stip debuts

Senator Joseph McCarthy claims Communists have invaded State Department

President Truman commits American troops to fight in Korea

Alger Hiss convicted of perjury

BETTY CROCKER COOKBOOK published

Diner's Club becomes first credit card



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1951

JET Magazine debuts

United Nations headquarters opens in New York City

Color TV sets first demonstrated

Cleveland DJ Alan Freed introduces the term ROCK 'n ROLL

J.D. Salinger's THE CATCHER IN THE RYE published

Truman signs peace treaty with Japan, officially ending WWII

Americans can dial long-distance without operator assistance

Roger and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I debuts on Broadway

Univac 1, first mass-produced computer debuts

Power steering available on cars



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1952

Car seat belts introduced

Nixon delivers "Checkers' speech

3-D movies debut

Sony sells transistor radio

Telephone area codes introduced

AMERICAN BANDSTAND debuts

Popular books: Hemingway's OLD MAN AND THE SEA, Steinbeck's EAST OF EDEN, E.B. White's CHARLOTTE'S WEB

Polo Vaccine created

Jackie Gleason's THE HONEYMOONERS first airs

First Holiday Inn opens in Memphis

MAD Magazine debuts  



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1953

General Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugurated

DNA double helix discovered by James D. Watson and Francis Crick

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach summit of Mt. Everest

TV GUIDE debuts

PLAYBOY magazine's first issue with Marilyn Monroe on cover

First model of Corvette sports car

The best Science Fiction movie ever created (as reviewed by our very own XS4ver) THE WAR OF THE WORLDS.

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1954

First successful kidney transplant

First automic submarine, NAUTILUS, launched

Supreme Court bans segregated schools in BROWN v BROWN of education

Dr. Jonas salk starts inoculating children against polio

Marlon Brando wins Oscar for ON THE WATERFRONT

Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile

Segregation ruled illegal in U.S.

Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggio

RCA manufactures first color TV set

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED magazine debuts

Miss America Pagent debuts

Frozen TV dinners introduced



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1955

Rosa Parks refuses to move to back of bus, MLK begins bus boycott in Montgomery, AL

President Eisenhower sends first advisors to Vietnam

Disneyland opens in California

Bill Haley's ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK becomes first rock #1 hit

Tennessee Williams wins Pultizer Prize for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Ray Kroc opens first McDonalds restaurant in Des Plaines, IL

James Dean dies in car crash

PLAY-DOH introduced

Kentucky Fried Chicken introduced



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1956

H-Bomb tested over Bikini Atoll

Elvis Presley gyrates on ED SULLIVAN SHOW

Woody Guthrie writes THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

Elvis stars in LOVE ME TENDER

President Eisenhower signs bill to create interstate highway system

TV remote control invented

Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin break up

Velcro introduced

Don Larsen pitches perfect game in World Series

PAMPERS disposable diapers introduced 

 



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1957

Russians launch SPUTNIK, making start of space race

Dr. Seuss publishes THE CAT IN THE HAT

Leonard Bernstein's WEST SIDE STORY opens on Broadway

Jack Kerouac publishes ON THE ROAD

FORTRAN becomes first computer language

Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugurated for second term

Wham-O introduces FRISBEE



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1958

14-year old Bobby Fischer wins U.S. Chess Championship

Stereo LPs go on sale

American drive-in theaters near 5,000

Hula Hoops craze begins

U.S. Congress creates NASA

LEGO toy bricks introduced

SWEET 'N' LOW introduced



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1953 (Gasp! -How could you have forgotten?) :shock:


"THE WAR OF THE WORLDS"


"One of the great science fiction films of the 1950's." (if not THE Greatest!)


"Amazing! terrifying! The most savage spectacle of all time!"

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XS4Xevr wrote:
1953 (Gasp! -How could you have forgotten?) :shock:



"THE WAR OF THE WORLDS"



"One of the great science fiction films of the 1950's." (if not THE Greatest!)




"Amazing! terrifying! The most savage spectacle of all time!"

 



so I guess the remake starring the Cruiseanator didn't rock ya boat?

Oh hell XS4Xevr I was only a twinkle in my father's eye in 1953..

But just for you I'll add it to the list..  

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1959

Berry Gordy opens TAMLA Records, which became Motown in 1960, launching the careers of Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye and more.

Alaska and Hawaii become states

International Treaty makes Antarctica scientific preserve

Barbie dolls go on sale

Kitchen debate between Nixon and Khrushchev

Grammy Awards started

The Sound of Music opens on Broadway

First microchip designed

Pillow Talk, Some LIke it Hot in theaters

Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper die in plane crash

Pantyhose first go on sale

The Twilight Zone debuts on TV



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1960

Elvis Presley returns from serving in U.S. Army

Abebe Bikila becomes first black African to win Olympic gold medla, in marathon-ran barefoot

Lunch counter sit-in at Woolworth's in Greensboro, NC

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho released

First star in Hollywood Walk of Frame goes to Joanne Woodward

ATM invented

Dominio's deliver first phone-order pizza

First televised Presidential Debate between Nixon and Kennedy

Camelot opens on Broadway

Chubby Checker does Twist on American Bandstand

FDA approves sale of birth control pill

U2 pilot Gary Powers sentenced to 10 years in Soviet prison

Boxer Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) wins Gold Mecal at Rome Olympics

Aluminum cans for beverages go on sale



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1961

John F. Kennedy becomes President of the United States

Roger Maris hits 61 homeruns

USSR launches first man in space

Bay of Pigs invasion

Berlin Wall built

Peace Corps founded

FCC approves FM broadcasts

Harper Lee wins Pulitzer Prize for To Kill a Mockingbird

Carousel slide projector introduced

West Side Story wins Academy Award

Electric toothbrush and Coffee-Mate go on sale



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1962

Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points against NY Knicks

Cuban Missile Crisis

Comsat created to launch global satellite system

Marilyn Monroe found dead

First Major League Baseball satellite telecast

John Steinbeck wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Helen Gurley Brown publishes Sex and the Single Girl

Love Me Do, Beatles first single released

First K-Mart and Wal-Mart stores open



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