Fun Facts image 1950

Financial

  • Yearly income: $2,850
  • New car: $1,300
  • Gallon of gas: .15¢
  • Postage stamp: .03¢

Showbiz

  • First kid's show "Howdy Doody" premieres
  • Jackie Robinson first African American baseball player
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger born
  • "Miracle on 34th Street" premieres

Other Stuff

  • Sound barrier broken
  • First instant camera created
  • Frisbee invented
  • U.F.O. craze starts after unknown Roswell, New Mexico crash
  • Levittown becomes the first suburbs