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Billy Joel 40 years

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    Billy Joel 40 years

  • Johnnie Ray

    Johnnie Ray
    More about his career Johnnie Ray signs his first recording contract with Okeh Records, although he would not become popular for another two years
  • Television

    Learn more about TelevisionTelevision is becoming widespread (in black and white format) and becomes the most popular means of advertising.
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Learn more about Marilyn MonroeMarilyn 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
  • Peter Pan

    Peter Pan
    About Peter Pan Peter Pan is broadcast on TV live and in color from the 1954 version of the stage musical starring Mary Martin on March 7. Disney released an animated version the previous year.
  • Albert Einstein

     Albert Einstein
    Learn More about EinsteinAlbert Einstein dies on April 18 at the age of 76.
  • Hula Hoops

    Hula Hoops
    About the hula hoopHula hoops reach 100 million in sales as the latest toy fad.
  • John F Kennedy

    John F Kennedy
    Learn More John F. Kennedy beats Richard Nixon in the November 8 general election
  • JFK blown away

    JFK blown away
    JFK's death President John F. Kennedy is assassinated on November 22 while riding in an open convertible through Dallas.
  • Wheel of Fortune

    Wheel of Fortune
    Wheel of Fortune websiteWheel of Fortune: A hit television game show which has been TV's highest-rated syndicated program since 1983.
  • Bernie Goetz

    Bernie Goetz
    Is he a villain or a hero?On December 22, Goetz shot four young men who he said were threatening him on a New York City subway. Goetz was charged with attempted murder but was acquitted of the charges, though convicted of carrying an unlicensed gun.