Fun Facts image 1956

Financial

  • Yearly income: $4,450
  • New car: $2,050
  • Gallon of gas: .22¢
  • Coffee: .85¢

Showbiz

  • Marilyn Monroe marries Arthur Miller
  • "Around the World in Eighty Days" premieres
  • David Copperfield born

Other Stuff

  • IBM creates the first hard disks for computers
  • Velcro is introduced to the public
  • The TV remote is invented
  • First hard disk (5MB) invented by IBM