10 things in billy joels song "we didnt start the fire"

  • red china

    red china
    The Red Troops," Communists take over mainland China. Nationalists establish themselves in Taiwan
  • marilyn monroe

    marilyn monroe
    Norma Jean-Baker -- Actress and Pin-up girl. In the movie "Love Happy", United Artists, April 1950 staring: Marx Brothers, Ilona Massey, Eric Blore, Vera-Ellen, Raymond Burr, Groucho Marx. She married Joe DiMaggio in 1954 and died of a drug overdose in 1956. Popular Movies: Some Like It Hot and Bus Stop
  • vaccine

    Jonas Salk, on March 11, 1952, provides the body with lasting defensive powers against 3 types of polio viruses.
  • communist bloc

    communist bloc
    The Communist Bloc refers to the countries that comprised the "enemy" during the Cold War
  • peter pan

    peter pan
    The Disney Feature Full Length Animated Movie hits theatres.
  • elvis presly

    elvis presly
    Actor/Singer "The King" of Rock n' Roll
  • einstien

    It doesn't take a genius to know Albert Einstein. Physicist and mathametician who penned the Theory of Relativity and did substantial work on the creation of the Atomic Bomb. He won the Nobel Prize before passing away on April 18, 1955.
  • stop the homicide

    stop the homicide
    The Starkweather Homicides - In January, Charlie Starkweather and his girlfriend, Caril Fugate, went on a 11 (we've also heard "over 15") person killing spree over a span of a month and a half. The spree started with Fugate's parents and spread over the Midwest. He was executed in the electric chair. OR! I can't believe this, we've heard a few explanations! The second is that the lyric is about John Starkweather who climbed a tower at a Texas college and started shooting at people with a rifle
  • JFK blown away

    JFK blown away
    John F. Kennedy's assassination took place on Nov. 22, 1963 during a political parade in Dallas.
  • richard nixon

    richard nixon
    After Nixon lost to Kennedy in 1960, he ran for governor of California and lost. He called a press conference and angrily declared he was leaving politics and public life for good, telling the press "You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around any more." He didn't keep his promise, though, and hence the "back again" reference. He became the 37th President from 1967-1974, then resigned. He ended the US presence in Vietnam, repaired relations with China, and initiated Detente with USSR