What Were some major events in the 50's (1950-1959)?

Im doing a project for class...Was swing dancing a big thing in the fifties? If so what type of swing dancing was invented in the 50's? And If you have the websites for this information i would greatly appreciate it! Plz and Thank you!.


Inventions in the 50's

Famous T.V. Episodes or Movies

People In the 50's

Major Events In Sports

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Elvis, early rock, Blackboard Jungle, Rock Around the Clock, Hula Hoops, Poodle Skirts, Davy Crockett, Davy Crockett hats, Ed Sullivan Show, The Twist.

    Swing was a bit earlier than the dates you mentioned, more late 40's.

  • 1 decade ago

    Swing Dancing was 30s

    Rock N Roll was 50s ==American Band Stand, Sock Hops

    Billy Joel--We didn't Start the Fire

    Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnny Ray

    South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

    Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television

    North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

    Rosenbergs, H Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom

    Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye

    Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen

    Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

    We didn't start the fire

    It was always burning

    Since the world's been turning

    We didn't start the fire

    Well, we didn't light it

    But we tried to fight it

    Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev

    Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

    Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dancron

    Dien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock

    Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team

    Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland

    Bob Dole, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev

    Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

    We didn't start the fire

    It was always burning

    Since the world's been turning

    We didn't start the fire

    Well, we didn't light it

    But we tried to fight it

    Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac

    Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge On The River Kwai

    Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball

    Starkwether, Homicide, Children of Thalidomide

    Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia

    Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

  • mar m
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    No swing dancing died in the 40s

    Events: Don Larsen pitched perfect game in 1957

    Sputnik by the Russians in 1957

    Ike's presidency

    Korean War (which I was involved in)

    Development of business computers, mainframes

    Cars! Pink Dodges and Chevys

    Duck tail haircuts for boys

    Biblical movies, Ten Commandments, Quo Vadis, Samson and Delilah

    Lucille Ball, Red Skelton, Jack Benney, Ed Sullivan on TV

    From the Terrace, Ayn Rand in books and authors

    Source(s): Yep I lived thru it.
  • bh8153
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    1951 - motion picture "Quo Vadis" (Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr).

    1952-56 - introduction of the first commercial computers (Ferranti and Leo in the UK, Univac and IBM in the USA).

    29 May 1953 - first ascent of Everest (Hillary and Tenzing).

    2 June 1953 - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

    6 May 1954 - first four-minute mile (Roger Bannister, UK).

    4 October 1957 - first artificial satellite (Sputnik 1, Russia).

    1959 - motion picture "Ben Hur" (Charlton Heston).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    With sex and sexuality beginning to be more open this was when people themselves became more open sexually. The 50s saw a great rise in divorce rates.

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