1. Bomb Drills:
In the late 1950's to the early 1960's, a bell would ring continuously, and everyone had to duck under a desk, cover their heads, and face the wall. This was because of the Cold War that was going on in the Soviet Union.
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"Social History :Atomic Culture." Web. 20 Mar. 2011. < >.
Hula Hoops:
Invented in the 1950’s by Richard Knerr and Arthur “Spud” Melin for a company called the Wham-O Company. They were called Hula Hoops because they mimicked a Hawaiian dance. 25 million were sold in 2 months of being on the market in America. Many countries followed America in this, but some did not. Banned in Japan because they feared that the children would have moral improperties.
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"The Hula- Hoop Fad of the Fifties." Fifties Sixties Fashion, TV, Movies, Hair, Food, Cars, 50's 60's Facts and History about 1950's and 1960's - Clip Art and Information. Web. 20 Mar. 2011. < >.

3. Walter Cronkite (1916-2009)
· LLaunching the CBS news in 1962, and then hosted it for the next twenty year before he retired. Through his years anchoring, he was known as “The Most Trusted Man in America” by Oliver Quayle, above the President, Vice-President, and the Senate. He was the first broadcaster to announce the shooting and death of both JFK and MLK.
He was a broadcaster, and news anchor, and a journalist. At the age of twelve, he decided that he wanted to do this, and made sure that it happened.
After his retirement in 1982, he hosted CBS’s Universe, and Dinosaur, and then co-produced Why In the World? He also filmed a short series for CBS and Discovery Channel called Cronkite Remembers. He even went on the wrote books, including A Reporters Life.
On July 17, 2009, he passed away at the age of 92.

His style was remembered because he gave the whole story and truth, and did not sugar coat it or make it seem better or worse then it was, no matter what his view on it was. It was the way a true reporter should tell the story on the news, and some say that this style died out with him.
"Walter Cronkite Biography." Web. 21 Mar. 2011. < >.

Beatlemania was when a mass amount of Beatles items were manufactured and sold. American’s went crazy over the four rising stars, and wore wigs, jackets, and even Beatle boots. There were even hats, cookies, cups, plastic guitars, dolls, and cake decorating sets. bean12sccomu.jpg

Within nine days during the Beatles' first visit, Americans had bought more than 2 million Beatles records and more than $2.5 million worth of Beatle-related merchandise. Baskin Robins even out a new flavor of ice cream, called “Beatle Nut”.
Not all were bitten by the " Beatle bug"; some adults disapproved of the new rage. The Herald-Tribune called the Beatles "75% publicity, 20% haircut, and 5% lilting lament." 
Ray Block, Ed Sullivan's orchestra leader, predicted that they "wouldn't last longer than a year." Actor Noel Coward said, "I've met them. Delightful lads. Absolutely no talent."
IN April 1964, this new group held the top 5 most popular songs. No. 1- "Can't Buy Me Love" 2- "Twist And Shout" 3- "She Loves You" 4- "I Want To Hold Your Hand" 5- "Please Please Me" These songs stayed up here for at least a month!
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White, Dave. "Beatles Timeline - Beatlemania 1964-1965." Classic Rock - Bands Songs Artists CDs DVDs MP3s Lyrics and History of Classic Rock. Web. 31 Mar. 2011. < >.

"BEATLEMANIA! - Music Styles in the 1960’s - The Sixties Remembered – Sixties Music."Fifties Sixties Fashion, TV, Movies, Hair, Food, Cars, 50's 60's Facts and History about 1950's and 1960's - Clip Art and Information. Web. 31 Mar. 2011. < >.

6. Jack Palance
He grew up in Lattimer, Pennsylvania, where he used his athletic abilities to get a football scholarship to the University of North Carolina. He left college to pursue a professional boxing career. This plan didn’t not work out when an injury forced him to quit. After, he joined the Army Air Force as a bomber pilot. In 1943, he had to get plastic surgery for severe injuries caused by a plane crash, and suffered permanent damage to his face.
After this, he moved to New York, and became interested in Dramatic Arts. He was then cast in his first studio role, Panic in the Streets. This performance got him a long term contract from the producer of 20th Century Fox.
He continued to get lead roles, varying from a court magician in The Silver Chalice (1954) to a bank robber in I Died a Thousand Times (1955).
He then moved to Switzerland, were he stared in dozens of foreign films. Upon his return to America in 1966, he stared in several more movies, such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968) and Dracula (1974).
In 1982, he switched course. He became the host of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, which he hosted for the next couple of years.
Throughout his life, he won many awards:
· 1956, he won a Best Actor Emmy Award for his role in Rod Serling’s Requiem For a Heavyweight.
· 1991, won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in City Slickers
· 1992, Academy Award For Bets Supporting Actor in City Slickers
He later died on November 10, 2006, at the age of 87
"Jack Palance Biography." Web. 21 Mar. 2011. < >.

7. In 1964 America led a secret operation called 34A in North Korea and North Vietnam.
  • North Vietnam navy attacked U.S destroyers on August 2nd.
8.American Bandslam
American Bandstand brought rock 'n' roll music into millions of households and showed Americans how to do the latest dance steps. Dick Clark, "America's Oldest Teenager", hosted the series for most of its run.
Some of the guests that they had on the show included: The Pointer Sisters, KC & the Sunshine Band, Cher, Brandy Norwood, A Taste of Honey, Alanis Morissette, Michael Jackson and The Village People.

It began as a local show in Philadelphia, and debuted on October 13. 1952 on WFIL-TV channel 6. Broadcasted nationally on August 5, 1957 on ABC. It also moved to Los Angles, CA then.

On April 8, 1989, American Bandstand made another move, this time to the USA cable network. It also featured a new host, David Hirsch. This version lasted only 6 months with the final show airing on October 7, 1989. In 1995, VH-1 began showing classic episodes of American Bandstand. These edited 30-minute reruns featured many of the stars that the show helped make famous.
"AMERICAN BANDSTAND." The Museum of Broadcast Communications. Web. 22 Mar. 2011. < >.

9. Artist : Who were Fats Dominos, Miles Davis,Nat king Cole and Sam Cook and what did they do ?

Fats Dominos -Fats Dominos was an all time R&B singer . He had his first recording session in 1949where he there recorded his first song the traditional Voodoo God song La Bas.He was best know for his piano playing and singing.


Miles Davis-
Miles Davis was a great musician. He was influential for both instruments and singing in the 1940's . Charlie Parker and Miles Davis recorded together during 1945-1948. He recorded cool jazz and was mostly know for his trumpet playing.


Nate King Cole-
Nate King Cole was an influential pianist and a group leader in the swing era. His first jazz group was the Royal dukes five years later he began a King-Cole trio which mostly played Swing music. In 1943 the trio had there first chart successes with there song Straighten Up and Fly Right. His success granted him to be the first African American to have his own show called The Nate King Cole show on NBC in 1956.

Sam Cook-
Sam Cook was an influential Black singer in the 50's singing mostly Gospel or secular music which means not pertaining to religion. In 1951 at the age of 19 Cook became the lead vocalist of Soul Stirrers due to the lead vocalist leaving. The group was the top act of the all night gospel circuit. He recorded his first song Jesus Gave Me Water with the group in 1950.



  • 4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Ground cinnamon, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with your choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
Deen, Paula. "Peach Cobbler Recipe : Paula Deen : Food Network." Food Network - Easy Recipes, Healthy Eating Ideas and Chef Recipe Videos. Web. 23 Mar. 2011. <>.