Events That Happened In The song "We Didn't Start The Fire" By Billy Joel

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  • Joe DiMaggio

    Joe DiMaggio
    Joe DiMaggio
    Joe DiMaggio and the New York Yankees go to the World Series five times in the 1940s, winning four of them.
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    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 (mentioned in the previous verse).
  • King and I+

    King and I+
    King and IThe King and I, musical, opens on Broadway on March 29.
  • Sugar Ray Robinson,

    Sugar Ray Robinson,
    Suger raySugar Ray Robinson, a champion welterweight boxer
  • Rocky Marciano

    Rocky Marciano
    Rocky MarcianoRocky Marciano defeats Jersey Joe Walcott, becoming the world Heavyweight champion.
  • Albert enstein

    Albert enstein
    Albert Albert Einstein dies on April 18 at the age of 76.
  • Hula Hoops!!!

    Hula Hoops!!!
    Hula hoopsHula hoops reach 100 million in sales as the latest toy fad
  • JFK BLOWN AWAY

    JFK BLOWN AWAY
    JFK JFK blown away: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated on November 22 while riding in an open convertible through Dallas
  • Crack

    Crack
    Crack cocaine use surged in the mid-to-late 1980s
  • 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