1950s

Big Events
*The Diner's Club begins issuing the first credit cards.
*The Korean War begins when North Korea invades South Korea.
*Famous physicist Albert Einstein warns the world that a nuclear war would lead to mutual destruction.
*The United States begins the development and production of the hydrogen bomb.
*The FIFA World Cup is held in Brazil and Uruguay wins the title.

Popular Music of the 1950s
Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Rock Around the Clock/Thirteen Women - Bill Haley and His Comets
Autumn Leaves/Take Care - Roger Williams
Singing the Blues/Crazy With Love - Guy Mitchell
Love Letters in the Sand/April Love - Pat Boone
Mack the Knife/ Was There a Call for Me - Bobby Darin
Moments to Remember/ Dream on, My Love Dream Om - The Four Lads
Heartbreak Hotel / I was the One - Elvis Presley
Lisbon Antigua/ Robin Hood - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
So Rare / Sophisticated Swing - Jimmy Dorsey

10 Popular Cars of the 1950's
Chevrolet Corvette
Ford Thunderbird
BMW 507
Chevrolet Bel Air
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Buick Skylark
Aston Martin DB4
Cadillac Eldorado
Jaguar XK120
Aston MArtinDB4 GT Zagato

Popular Dance Moves from the 1950s
Hand Jive
Harlem Shuffle
Jitterbug
The Stroll
The Bop
The Shake
The Walk
The Alligator
The Dog
Fly

Top 10 Movies of the 1950's
Sunset Blvd 1950
Singin' In the Rain 1952
High Noon 1952
Stalag17 1953
Seven Samurai 1954
Rear Window 1954
12 Angry Men 1957
Witness for the Prosecution 1957
Some Like it Hot 1959
Vertigo 1958

Top 10 TV Shows of the 1960's
I Love Lucy 1951 - 1975
Leave it to Beaver 1957 - 1963
Father Knows Best 1954 - 1960
The Danny Thomas Show 1953 - 1965
The Honeymooners 1955 - 1956
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 1950 - 1958
The Adventures of Ozzy and Harriet 1952 - 1966
The Howdy Doody Show 1947 - 1960
The Lone Ranger 1949 - 1957
The Roy Rogers Show 1951 - 1957

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Prices
Bread .14
Eggs .60 dozen
Milk .41 half gallon
Bacon .64 pound
Potatoes .10 pound
Gas .27 cents a gallon
House $7400
Auto $2210
Average Income $3319