1950’s Events Part 1
This is part one of two lists of events that happened in the 1950s.
For your information from Wikipedia.
1950 – Senator Joseph McCarthy gains power, and McCarthyism (1950–1954)
1950 – McCarran Internal Security Act
1950 – Korean War begins
This is a list of events from th 1950s from Wikipedia for your information.1950 – The comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz, is first published
1950 – NBC airs Broadway Open House a late-night comedy, variety, talk show through 1951. Hosted by Morey Amsterdam and Jerry Lester and Dagmar, it serves as the prototype for the The Tonight Show
1950 – Failed assassination attempt by two Puerto Rican nationals on President Harry S. Truman while the President was living at Blair House.
1951 – 22nd Amendment, establishing term limits for President.
1951 – Mutual Security Act
1951 – General Douglas MacArthur fired by President Truman for comments about using nuclear weapons on China
1951 – The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, California from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference. One month later, the situation comedy I Love Lucy premieres on CBS, sparking the rise of television in the American home and the Golden Age of Television.
1951 – See It Now, an American newsmagazine and documentary series broadcast by CBS from 1951 to 1958. It was created by Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly, Murrow being the host of the show.
1951 – The Catcher in the Rye is published by J. D. Salinger and invigorates the rebellious youth of the period, eventually earning the title of a Classic with its profound impact.
1952 – The debut of the Today show on NBC, originally hosted by Dave Garroway is the fourth longest running talk show on television.
1952 – ANZUS Treaty enters into force
1952 – Immigration and Nationality Act
1952 – United States presidential election, 1952 (Dwight D. Eisenhower
elected1953 – Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugurated as President1953 – Rosenbergs executed1953 – Korean Armistice Agreement1953 – Shah of Iran returns to power in CIA-orchestrated coup known as Operation Ajax
1954 – The Tournament of Roses Parade becomes the first event nationally televised in color
1954 – Detonation of ‘Bravo’ a 15 megaton Hydrogen bomb on Bikini Atoll. 1,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki weapons, it vapourised three islands, displaced the islanders and caused long lasting contamination.
1954 – Joseph McCarthy discredited in Army-McCarthy hearings
1954 – The CIA overthrows Guatemala‘s president Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán (Operation PBSUCCESS)
1954 – Saint Lawrence Seaway Act, permitting the construction of the system of locks, canals and channels that permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the North American Great Lakes, is approved
1954 – Brown v. Board of Education, a landmark decision of the Supreme Court, declares state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students and denying black children equal educational opportunities unconstitutional
1954 – The U.S. becomes a member of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (or SEATO) alliance
1954 – Geneva Conference. U.S. rejects the French decision to recognize Communist control of North Vietnam. U.S. increases aid to South Vietnam.
1954 – The People’s Republic of China lays siege on Quemoy and Matsu Islands; Eisenhower sends in Navy to demonstrate an invasion of Taiwan would not be permitted
1954 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high of 382.74, the first time the Dow has surpassed its peak level reached just before the Wall Street Crash of 1929
1954 – NBC airs the The Tonight Show the first late-night talk show is originally hosted by Steve Allen1955 – Ray Kroc opens a McDonald’s fast food restaurant and, after purchasing the franchise from its original owners, oversees its national (and later, worldwide) expansion
1955 – Rosa Parks incites the Montgomery bus boycott
1955 – AFL and CIO merge in America’s largest labor union federation
1955 – Warsaw Pact, which establishes a mutual defense treaty subscribed to by eight communist states in Eastern Europe (including the USSR)
1955 – Disneyland opens at Anaheim, California
1955 – Jonas Salk develops polio vaccine
1955 – Rock and roll music enters the mainstream, with “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley & His Comets becoming the first record to top the Billboard pop charts. Elvis Presley also begins his rise to fame around this same time.
1955 – Actor James Dean is killed in a highway accident
This covers the years 1950 to 1955.
The second list is located under the 50’s events link on top.
Credit – wikipedia.org