1950s

Rosa Parks: Stories, Biography, & Things You Didn't Know About The Civil Rights Leader

February 4, 2021

Civil rights leader Rosa Parks smiles while people gathered around her applaud at a ceremony held in her honor. (Angel Franco/New Y...

Earl Lloyd: The First Black Player In The NBA Makes His Debut

October 31, 2020

Basketball player Earl Lloyd dribbling a basketball, Virginia, 1966. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images) On October 31, 1950, Earl Lloyd ...

Lenny Bruce: True Stories, Trivia, And Facts You Didn't Know

August 2, 2020

Although he never achieved the massive success of acolytes like Richard Pryor and George Carlin, Lenny Bruce is considered the father of modern comedy. He ...

Disneyland Opens For The First Time To The Public In 1955

July 17, 2020

On July 17, 1955, Walt Disney brought to life characters that children had only seen on the silver screen. With Disneyland, Uncle Walt didn't just create a sp...

Brink's Building Robbery: The Heist That Tore A Gang Apart

January 17, 2020

The Brink's building heist of 1950 is one of the most daring robberies of the 20th century. Like something from a movie, the robbery itself went off without a hit...

TV Dinners Exist Because They Killed Way Too Many Turkeys One Thanksgiving

November 30, 2019

As ZZ Top once said, "TV dinners, there's nothing else to eat. TV dinners, they really can’t be beat." It's a succinct argument for the quick mea...

Ed Gein: Stories, Trivia, And Facts You Didn't Know Until Now

November 16, 2019

Ed Gein: The Wisconsin cannibal. The hungriest mama's boy of the 20th century. He's long-held a strange place in Americana, but no one living in Plainfield, Wi...

Rebel Without A Cause: Curse, Trivia, And More

November 13, 2019

Released on October 27, 1955, nearly a month after Dean's fatal car accident on September 30, Rebel Without a Cause was a groundbreaking film that portrayed the disillusionme...

Edward Paisnel: A Masked Sex Offender Known As 'The Beast Of Jersey'

November 9, 2019

When you live in an isolated area, you have to find your own ways to entertain yourself. You could go with something harmlessly mild, like erecting...

The Evolution of Television Weather Reports

July 19, 2019

Jack Lescoulie doing the weather report from Atlantic City on June 26, 1956 -- Photo by: NBC/NBC NewsWire(Getty Images) If you are like most people, you probably have at lea...

Remember 'Kukla, Fran And Ollie,' The TV Show That Time Forgot?

May 31, 2019

Kukla the puppet and hostess Fran Allison in an episode of Kukla, Fran and Ollie. Source: (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank) Do you remember watching Kukla,...

Scandalous Music: Songs That Were Banned in the 1950s

May 9, 2019

American singer and actress Rosemary Clooney (1928 - 2002), circa 1955. Source: (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) When compared to many of today’s p...

Science Fiction Movies: Then (1950s) And Now

March 10, 2019

There are many different tastes in movies with varying genres including drama, comedy, romance, action, and science fiction. Science Fiction movies started out very primit...

Seeing Double: A Look Back at Wrigley’s Doublemint Twins

September 19, 2018

Jean Sagal, Liz Sagal (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) The Wrigley Company, a chewing gum manufacturer, introduced its “double strength” pe...

NASCAR in the 1950s

September 9, 2018

The very first beach race was in 1936 in Daytona.Daytona Beach is the starting place of every season in NASCAR even though now they actually race on a real track rather than the beach. This beach ...

The World's First Computer With Data Storage

May 14, 2018

Technology has made major advancements since the mid 1900’s. Many consider the 1970’s to be the first time in history a computer was created and made available for purchase...

Story Behind the Picture of a Soldier Feeding a Tiny Kitten in Korean War, 1952

January 10, 2018

In the middle of the Korean War, this kitten found herself an orphan. Luckily, she found her way into the hands of Marine Sergeant Frank Pray...

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