Fun Facts image 1957

Financial

  • Yearly income: $4,550
  • Gallon of gas: .24¢
  • Bacon: .60¢
  • Record player: $79.95

Showbiz

  • Larry King begins his radio career
  • Dr. Seuss publishes "The Cat in the Hat"
  • "American Bandstand" debuts

Other Stuff

  • Soviets launch Sputnik satellite
  • Space Race starts
  • First nuclear power plant becomes operational
  • Lasers developed
  • Toyota starts doing business in the U.S.