Monday, October 17, 2011


 "Ain't nothing but a hound dog" was barely heard through a crowd of wild teenagers of the 1950's listening to their teen idol, Elvis! This teen idol was perfect for this crowd of teens. Teenagers in the fifties wanted to be different and alike at the same time. They wanted to be cool, but "different". This is why  Elvis was perfect for them. Rock and Roll was brought into the world at this time and most parents thought it was unsuitable for a family audience. The teenagers loved him though, they thought he was the greatest thing on Earth. The 1950's was a very exciting decade and it still is. It was a time of happiness, individuality,  and plain old fun.



  • First Organ Transplant
  • First "Peanuts" Cartoon Strip


  • Color TV Introduced
  • South Africans Forced to Carry ID Cards Identifying Race


  • Car Seat Belts Introduced
  • Polio Vaccine Created


  • DNA discovered
    • Britain Sponsors an Expedition to Search for the Abominable Snowman
    • First Atomic Submarine Launched
    • Report Says Cigarettes Cause Cancer
    • Roger Bannister Breaks the Four-Minute Mile
    • Segregation Rules illegal in US


  • Disneyland Opens
  • James Dean Dies in a car accident
  • McDonald's Corporation Founded
  • Rosa Parks refuses to give up seat on the bus


  • T.V. Remote Control Invented
  • Velcro Introduced 19


  • Dr. Seuss Publishes The Cat in the Hat
  • European Economic Community Established
  • Soviet Satellite Sputnik Launches Space Age


  • Hula Hoops Become Popular
  • Lego Toys Introduced
  • NASA Founded
  • Peace Symbol Designed
  • The Sound of Music Opens on Broadway
  • U.S. Quiz Shows Found to be Fixed

1 comment:

  1. Rachael,

    I loved reading about the 50's because this is a decade I would've loved to live in. It's amazing how many big events happened during this time. Good job!