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Trivia - (Do you remember these?)


1950
-Disney releases 'Cinderella', its first full-length animated feature since 'Bambi.'

1954
-Jonas Salk first inoculates children against polio in Pittsburgh, Pa.

1955
-'The Mickey Mouse Club' premieres, inviting kids to "come along and sing our song."

1956
-'My Friend Flicka' debuts, another boy-and-horse show, but can't compare with the more popular 'Fury.'

1957
-An early racially-mixed group, The Del Vikings, hit it big with 'Come Go With Me' and 'Whispering Bells.'

-Dr. Seuss's 'The Cat in the Hat' is published, to the impish delight of adults and children alike.

-Jackie Robinson, who broke major-league baseball's color barrier in 1947, announces his retirement.

1958
-Charlie Starkweather and his 14 -year old girlfriend are arrested after killing 11 victims.

-'Good Golly, Miss Molly' is a Top 10 hit for Little Richard.

-Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward sizzle in 'The Long Hot Summer', their first film together.

-Spencer Tracy, as an aging fisherman, makes Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea' worth seeing.

-The U.S. and Canada establish NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) to warn of air/missile attacks.

1959
-Anthropologist Mary Leakey finds the bones of a 1.75 million-year-old teenager in Africa.

1961
-Amnesty International is created to enforce human rights throughout the world.

-Dion warns, "keep away from Runaround Sue", in the #1 song he wrote with friends in a schoolyard.

1962
-After losing the race for California governor, Nixon says you won't have him 'to kick around anymore.'

-Two minutes into Round 1, Sonny Liston KO's Floyd Patterson to win the World Heavyweight title.

1963
-Beloved country singer Patsy Cline is killed in a plane crash.

1964
-Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield--The Righteous Brothers--record 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin.'

1965
-Winston Churchill, who inspired his British countrymen during WWII, dies at age 90.

1966
-Nancy Sinatra stamps out the competition when she records 'These Boots Are Made For Walking.'

1967
-'Apollo 1 astronauts Grisson, White and Chaffee are killed during a routine test at Cape Kennedy.

-The film 'Bonnie and Clyde' makes a killing at the box office.

1968
-The U.S. intelligence ship 'Pueblo' is captured in North Korean waters.

-The first professional school strictly for the training of circus clowns is established in Florida.

1969
-The Woodstock Festival is held on Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York and half a million fans attend.


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