The American Dream




Sounds of the 1950's


Children safety drills
Freed's radio show
Mr.Potatohead
Julius LaRosa
Ovaltine
The Sputnik

Audio files were retrieved from "Archer Audio Archive."
The 1900s - Headlines & Audio from 1900-1999. Archer Audio Archive. 2007. Archer
& Valerie Productions. 10 Jan. 2007 http://archer2000.tripod.com/1900.html



1950's Fast Fact

  • Brink's truck was robbed in Boston of almost 3 million dollars January 17, 1951
  • George VI dies and his daughter Elizabeth II becomes leader of England on February 6th 1952
  • First atomic submarine, The Nautilus, launched January 21, 1954
  • January 1, 1959 Fidel Castro became the leader of the communist country Cuba.
  • In 1951 Saturday morning children’s programming began. In 1951 Saturday morning children’s programming began.
  • New York Yankees won the World Series in 1951 after beating the San Francisco Giants 4 games to 2.
  • In 1958 Gunsmoke debuts on CBS and will go on to be the longest running western.
  • New York Yankees won the World Series in 1958 after beating Milwaukee Braves 4 games to 3.
  • November 10, 1951 the first transcontinental telephone is introduced to New Jersey
  • 1954 children’s morning series of the captain kangaroo is shown on CBS.
  • 1958 the first stereos are available to the U.S.A.
  • 1953 CBS begins the first color television broadcast in the U.S.A.


U.S. and World News 1950's


Leisure 1950's


On the Homefront 1950's


20th Century Decades