Thursday, October 8, 2009

Retro Rocket Thursday

It's been awhile since I've posted "RETRO ROCKET THURSDAY" so I thought since it's been long overdue I'd make today a blast from the past. Hang on ladies as we step back in time to the year 1951....

Top 10 Songs in 1951

1.) Sixty Minute Man by Dominoes

2.) Rocket 88 by Jackie Brenston

3.) Dust My Broom by Elmore James

4.) Cry by Johnnie Ray

5.) Too Young by Nat King Cole

6.) Cold Cold Heart by Hank Williams

7.) Glory of Love by Five Keys

8.) Three O'Clock Blues by BB King

9.) Hey Good Look'n by Hank Williams

10.) How High The Moon by Les Paul & Mary

Academy Awards 1951

Best Actor
Humphrey Bougart for "The African Queen."

Best Actresses
Vivien Leigh for "A Streetcar Named Desire."

Best Movie of 1951

An American in Paris

Sports in 1951

20 year old "Willie" Mays joins the NY Giants

Harry S. Truman is the President of the United States

Popular T.V. Shows of 1951

I Love Lucy
Hopalong Cassidy
The Lone Ranger
Amos'n Andy
The Jack Benny Show

Economy during 1951

*U.S. involved in the Korean War

Average income $3, 515
New Home $16, 000
New Car $1, 800
Gallon of Gas .23 cents
Min. Wage .75 cents
Postage stamp .03 cents

Books Published in 1951
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

1 comment:

  1. I wish I had a mortgage on $16,000 and that the 2010 Honda Pilot was priced at $1,800. Ahhh... wishful thinking... what a fun idea.