We Didn't Start the Fire By E-Orr Oct 10, 1949 Joe DiMaggio More Info(: Joe DiMaggio and the New York Yankees go to the World Series five times and win 4 times during the forties. Feb 2, 1950 Marilyn Monroe More Info(: Becomes really popular, attempts suicide after death of good friend Johnny Hide, whom she respectfully denied marriage of multiple times. Feb 6, 1952 New Queen of England More Info(: After her father dies, Elizabeth II becomes queen . Oct 20, 1954 Peter Pan More Info(: Peter Pan opens on Broadway. Jul 17, 1955 Disneyland ! More Info(: Walt Disney opens first theme park Disneyland.! Jul 17, 1955 Disneyland ! More Info(: Walt Disney opens first theme park , Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Sep 30, 1955 James Dean More Info(: James Dean rises to fame with "Rebel Without A Cause" , then tragically dies at age 24 on September 30th in a car accident. Nov 21, 1955 Elvis Presley More Info(: Elvis Presley signs with RCA Victor Feb 3, 1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" Die Buddy Holly dies in a plane crash on February 3 with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, in a day that had a devastating impact on the country and youth culture. May 28, 1959 Space Monkey More Info(:Space Monkey: Able and Miss Baker return to Earth from space aboard the flight Jupiter AM-18.