The Best of the 50’s Generation!
South Broward High School Class of 1955
A Glimpse at 1955, The World at Graduation
Ray Kroc starts McDonald's chain of fast food
The adult Western comes to TV with The Life and Times of Wyatt Earp and Gunsmoke
9,188,000 cars, trucks and buses built, a million above the previous banner year, 1950.
Congress authorizes all US currency and coins to say "In God We Trust"
Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at the Met (NYC)
Disneyland opens and has over 1 million visitors in only 7 weeks.
No-iron Dacron introduced.
New at the market - Pillsbury Chocolate Angel Food Cake Mix- "you love it in white... now Pillsbury has it in chocolate too!"
Popular Songs Were: Rock Around The Clock, Learnin' The Blues, A Blossom Fell, Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White, Unchained Melody, Something's Gotta Give, Hard to Get, Yellow Rose of Texas, Seventeen, Maybellene, The Longest Walk, Ain't That A Shame, Wake the Town and Tell the People, Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, Seventeen, Tina Marie, Autumn Leaves, Moments to Remember, Black Denim Trousers, Only You, Sixteen Tons, The Shifting Whispering Sands, Love and Marriage, I Hear You Knocking, He, White Christmas, Only You, Earth Angel, Ballad of Davey Crockett, Sincerely, Hearts of Stone, Mannish Boy, Let Me Go Lover, Dance With Me Henry
Appearing in East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause, James Dean is killed in an automobile accident when his Porche 550 Spyder crashes near Paso Robles, California.
Top of the line mink coats are on sale this week for $895.
The 1955 Thunderbird comes to Ford showrooms. At just under $3000 without options, the Corvette now has competition. And a classic car is born.
President Eisenhower takes part in the first televised press conference.
Albert Einstein, the world’s greatest genius, dies at age 76.
Johnson & Johnson invents the first “baby shampoo”. No More Tears!
Unemployment is 4.4%
U.S. GNP (Gross National Product) is $410.2 billion and the big headline:
254 outstanding students graduate from South Broward High School!
Polio shots are given in schools for the first time.
“Don’t Walk” signs are introduced in New York City.
US sends $216 million to aid Vietnam
U.S. imports 57,115 passenger cars.
Ann Landers starts her famous column.
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus.
The first home microwave ovens are manufactured by Tappan. They cost $1300!
Instant Oatmeal is invented by the Quaker Oats Company.
On the Air! You find 2,635 AM radio, 553 FM radio and 411 TV Stations.
Kentucky Fried Chicken begins.
1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
Barbra Striesand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13
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