Fun Facts image 1954

Financial

  • Yearly income: $4,080
  • New car: $1,700
  • Gallon of gas: .22¢
  • Movie ticket: .70¢

Showbiz

  • First issue of Sports Illustrated published
  • Elvis Presley begins his music career
  • "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" premieres
  • NBC’s "The Tonight Show" debuts

Other Stuff

  • Burger King, Peanut M&Ms, and Butterball Turkey introduced
  • TV dinners also introduced
  • Play-Doh toy sold
  • Eisenhower inserts "under God" in Pledge of Allegiance