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Some Historical Events for the Baby Boomer Generation [VIDEO]

May 10th, 2015
[VIDEO] Baby Boomers found the fifites, sixties, and early seventies exciting, dramatic, fast-paced and turbulent.

Some Historical Events for the
Baby Boomer Generation

Baby Boomers found the fifites, sixties, and early seventies exciting, dramatic, fast-paced and turbulent.

Just imagine ourselves as an impressionable teenager when all this was happening.

In 1950, Harry Truman approved production of the hydrogen bomb and sent troops to Korea.

In 1954, Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat in Alabama in 1955, which highlighted The Civil Rights movement.

In 1958, the first US satellite orbited the earth.

In 1963, John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth.

In 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to walk on the moon

Baby Boomer families gathered around our new TV sets like never before as "sitcoms" including; I Love Lucy, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The Honeymooners and Father Knows Best. It was the heyday for westerns like Gunsmoke and the Rifleman. Beloved TV shows included The Andy Griffith Show, The Flintstones and Laugh-In. 

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Baby Boomers loved action movies with such greats as James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause as well as musicals like South Pacific, Sound of Music and My Fair Lady with actresses including Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.

The music industry exploded with Elvis returning from the Army introducing Rock 'N' Roll to the Boomer Generation. Crooners like Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney topped the record charts, and the start of the British Invasion with the Beatles was introduced on the Ed Sullivan Show.

The Motown empire started with such greats as Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin.  The Beach Boys started their surfer hits, and the Boomer Generation was seen dancing on American Bandstand with dance crazes like the Twist with Chubby Checker and the Watusi.

Sports included the likes of Hank Aaron in baseball, Arnold Palmer in golf and boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.

Fashion fads included bell-bottom blue jeans and poodle skirts.

The Women's Liberation Movement started along with the conflict of the Vietnam War. 

Barbie dolls and hoola hoops were the craze for kids.

Baby Boomer hair for men sported either crew cuts or Beatle cuts and women had bouffant hairdos.

Baby Boomers had their Woodstock and the Hippie Movement.

Baby Boomers remember the romance of drive-in movies.

All of these events in the 50's and 60's made the Baby Boomer Generation who we were and who we would be in the future.

The Baby Boomer Generation was and is considered to be the most influential generation in the history of the United States.


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