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Friday, June 17, 2011

Reminiscing

 When I was Born - The Year 1955

  • President of the US: Dwight D. Eisenhower 
  • Vice President of the US:  Richard Nixon
  • The first McDonald's was erected

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  • Whoopi Goldberg and Bill Gates were Born
  • Tetracycline was invented by Lloyd Conover 
  • Velcro was first patented by George de Mestral
  • Microwave oven was introduced.

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How Much things cost

  • Yearly Inflation Rate USA 0.28% 
  • Yearly Inflation Rate UK 3.5% 
  • Average Cost of a new house $10.950.00 
  • Average Monthly Rent $87.00 
  • Average Yearly Wages $4.130.00 
  • Minimum Hourly Rate $1.00 
  • Average Cost of a new car $1,900.00 
  • Cost of a gallon of Gas 23 cents 
  • Black and White TV $99.95

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Most Popular Television Shows

  • The $64,000 Question (CBS)
  • I Love Lucy (CBS)
  • The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS)
  • Disneyland (ABC)
  • The Jack Benny Show (CBS)
  • December Bride (CBS)
  • You Bet Your Life (NBC)
  • Dragnet (NBC)
  • The Millionaire (CBS)
  • I've Got a Secret (CBS)


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Popular Films

  • Oklahoma
  • The Quatermass Xperiment
  • Rebel without a Cause
  • To Catch A Thief
  • The seven year itch

Popular Singers

  • Elvis Presley
  • Bill Haley and the Comets " Rock Around The Clock"
  • Chuck Berry
  • Fats Domino.
  • The Platters

Emmy Awards

  • Dramatic Awards: Peter Pan" (NBC)
  • Variety Show :"Producer's Showcase" (NBC)
  • Situation Comedy: "The Phil Silvers Show" (CBS)
  • New Show: "The Ed Sullivan Show" (CBS)

Pulitzer Prizes
  • Drama: Tennessee Williams ... "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" 
  • Fiction: William Faulkner ... "A Fable"

Most Popular Books
Fiction
  • " Marjorie Morningstar"... Herman Wouk. Doubleday
  • "Auntie Marne"... Patrick Dennis. Vanguard Pres
  • "Andersonville"... MacKinlay Kantor. World Publishing Co.
  • "Bonjour Tristesse"... Francoise Sagan. Dutton
  • "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit... Sloan Wilson. Simon & Schuster
  • "Something of Value"... Robert Ruark. Doubleday
  • "Not As a Stranger"... Morton Thompson. Scribner
  • "No Time for Sergeants"...Mac Hyman. Random House
  • "The Tontine"... Thomas B. Costain. Doubleday
  • "Ten North Frederick"... John O'Hara. Random House



Cars
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Fashion Icons:

  • Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Dorothy Dandridge, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Kim Novak, Lana Turner

Dance Styles

  • The Monkey, Mule Walk, The Stroll

Swim Suits

  • Jantzen and Rose Marie Swimsuits

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Toys:

  • Tonka Trucks, Play-Doh (off-white), Bild Lilli dolls (predecessor to Barbie), Pluto Paltter Flying Saucer (um, a frisbee type item)

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Resources:
http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1955.html
http://multied.com/20th/1955.html
google.com

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