Hard to imagine how far we have come in just 50 years
For instance, 50 years ago this month........
1 Eisenhower delivered his first State of the Uniion address.
2 Fidel Castro led 6,000 guerillas against Havanna and took control of Cuba
3 Alaska was procliamed a State resulting in the addition of a 49 th Star to the American flag
4 The soviets launched the first man made " planet" to orbit between Mars and the Earth
5 Buddy Holly released what would be his last hit record " Raining in my heart" which was written by Paul Anka
6 France's General Charles De Gaulle was proclaimed the 1St President of the 5 th French Republic
7 Elvis Presley celebrated his 24 birthday
8 C.B.S. premiers " Rawhide" Staring a rising star by the name of " Clint Eastwood"
9 Programs on T.V are
Perry Mason, Wagon Train Lassie
Wanted, Dead or Alive, THe price is right Jack Benny
Have Gun Will travel The Milton Bearle show Ed Sullivan Show
Oh Susanna Bat Masterson G.E. Theatre
Gunsmoke This is your life Walt Disney Presents
10 #1 song on the hit parade is the Chipmonk song
11 Walt Disney's, $6 million 75 minute animated feature film " Sleeping beauty" was released. making it the most
costliest film to produce to date.
12 The latest in family cars is the 1959 Mercury Country Cruiser with wrap around windows in the rear priced under