The 50's and 60's

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The 50's and 60's

SummaryWhen researching about the 50's and 60's I found information about their tech/entertainment, sports, etc. For sports, baseball was the most popular and Jackie Robinson became the first african-american player. This time was the rise of the fast food chains such as the Neighborhood Potluck and Mc Donalds. For fashion, girls wore long dresses/skirts, and men wore suits and sweaters. Entertainment during the time was watching Television. Lastly, most popular artists were Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

When the television was created in 1951, between the 50's and 60's the number of TV's being watched in households began to rise across the nation. For the first time, republic and democratic conventions were able to be broadcasted live throughout Philadelphia and other cities. In 1958, the first modern computer was made. In 1953, the first transistor radio was made.


The 50's and 60'sby Alexis Preis

Women in the 50's and 60's mostly wore dresses and skirts. Corsets were a very marketed beauty standard for women at the time.They had clothes for maternity wear, party-appropriate attire, and work uniforms. Men wore suits, sports coats and leather jackets.

During the 1950's and 60's singers and bands like Elvis Presley, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were very popular. In 1956, Elvis Presley topped the charts with his singles, "Jailhouse Rock" and "Heartbreak Hotel" After appearing on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964, the Beatles started to rise within the nation.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley Video

1952 Cake Mix Commercial



During the time, Baseball was the most popular sport. Jackie Robinson became the first african-american baseball player, and the Yankees won 9 world series. College football was more popular than pro football, the Rose ball between Ohio and Oregon attracted over 98 thousand fans.


Television became a very popular form of entertainment when it started to be broadcasted in homes in 1956. In the 50's going to see a movie, or visiting an ice cream parlor and a coffee house was a form of entertainment for teenagers,


Dick and Maurice MacDonald created the fast food chain, “McDonalds” in 1954. They produced hamburgers for 15 cent and others such as a drink (Coca Cola) and french fries.



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