We Didn't Start The Fire
The First TelevisionTVHistory
becoming widespread in black and white format and becomes the most popular means of advertising
Rock Around The ClockBill Haley and the Comets record "Rock Around The Clock"
a hit single released by Bill Haley & His Comets spurring worldwide interest in rock and roll music.
Albert Einstein dies on April 18 at the age of 76.
Disneyland opens on July 17 as Walt Disney's first theme park
Elvis PresleyElvis Presley Official Website
Elvis Presley signs with RCA Records on November 21, beginning his pop career
Sputnik becomes the first artificial satellite, launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, marking the start of the space race.
Hula HoopHula Hoop History
Hula hoops reach 100 million in sales as the latest toy fad.
AidsaidsA 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.
Wheel Of FortuneWheel os fortune history
A hit television game show which has been TV's highest-rated syndicated program since 1983.
Heavy Metal SuisideHeavy Metal Suicide
In the 1980s Ozzy Osbourne and the bands Judas Priest and Metallica were brought to court by parents who accused the musicians of hiding subliminal pro-suicide messages in their music.