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Billy Joel

  • South Pacific

    South Pacific
    South Pacific, the prize-winning musical, opens on Broadway on April 7. Click here for more info
  • Television

    Television is becoming widespread (in black and white format) and becomes the most popular means of advertising. [CLick here for more info](
  • Queen Elizabeth II

    Queen Elizabeth II
    England's got a new queen: Queen Elizabeth II succeeds to the throne of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms upon the death of her father, George VI, and is crowned the next year. Click here for more info
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe soars in popularity with five new movies, including The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve, and attempts suicide after the death of friend Johnny Hyde who asked to marry her several times, but she refused respectfully. Monroe would later (1954) be married for a brief time to Joe DiMaggio Click here for more info
  • Space Monkey

    Space Monkey
    Space Monkey: Able and Miss Baker return to Earth from space aboard the flight Jupiter AM-18. Click here for more info
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Moonshot: Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing, successfully lands on the moon. Click here for more info
  • Wheel of Fortune

    Wheel  of Fortune
    Wheel of Fortune: A hit television game show which has been TV's highest-rated syndicated program since 1983 [Click here for more info](
  • AIDs

    AIDS: A collection of symptoms and infections in humans resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is first detected and recognized in the 1980s, and was on its way to becoming a pandemic. [Click here for more info](
  • Crack

    Crack cocaine use surged in the mid-to-late 1980s. [Click here for more info](
  • Cola Wars

    Cola Wars
    Rock-and-roller cola wars: Soft drink giants Coke and Pepsi each run marketing campaigns using rock & roll and popular music stars to reach the teenage and young adult demographic. [Click here for more info](