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Harry TrumanHarry Truman 2012 Panini AmericanaFujiIt's probably good
Harry Truman was inaugurated as U.S. president after being elected in 1948 to his second and final presidential term; previously he was sworn in following the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He authorized the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during World War II, on August 6 and August 9, 1945, respectively.
Doris Day1991 Starline Hollywood #46bought itgood
Doris Day enters the public spotlight with the films My Dream Is Yours and It's a Great Feeling as well as popular songs like "It's Magic".
Red China
1961 Domino Les Produits du Monde #21 La Chine (China)
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Red China: The Communist Party of China wins the Chinese Civil War, establishing the People's Republic of China.
Johnnie Ray
Johnny Ray 2013 Hometown Heroes auto
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Johnnie Ray signs his first recording contract with Okeh Records, although he would not become popular for another two years.
South Pacific
South Pacific, the prize-winning musical, opens on Broadway on April 7.
Walter Winchell
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Walter Winchell is an aggressive radio and newspaper journalist credited with inventing the gossip column.
Joe DiMaggioJoe DiMaggio 2012 Topps Archivesmy collectionIt's probably good
Joe DiMaggio and the New York Yankees go to five World Series in the 1940s, winning four of them.
Joe McCarthy
Joe McCarthy, the U.S. Senator, gains national attention and begins his anti-Communism crusade with his Lincoln Day speech.
Richard NixonRichard Nixon 2012 Panini AmericanaFujiIt's probably good
Richard Nixon is first elected to the United States Senate.
1924 Imperial Tobacco Canada Motor Cars E50 #4
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Studebaker, a popular car company, begins its financial downfall.
Television2011 Topps American Piebought itit's probably good
Television is becoming widespread throughout Europe and North America.
North Korea, South Korea2002 Fleer Chan Ho ParkBoSure
North Korea and South Korea declare war after Northern forces stream south on June 25.
Marilyn Monroe
1995 Sports Time Marilyn Monroe II #141
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Marilyn Monroe soars in popularity with five new movies, including The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve.
Rosenbergs1989 Donruss Steve RosenbergBoSure
Rosenbergs, married couple Ethel and Julius, convicted on June 19 of espionage.
H-Bomb1997 Metal Universe Gary DiSarcinaBoSure
H-Bomb: The United States is in the middle of developing the hydrogen bomb as a nuclear weapon; it would be first tested in late 1952.
Sugar Ray1991 All World Boxing #123bought itgood
Sugar Ray Robinson, a champion boxer, defeats Jake LaMotta in the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre".
Panmunjom, the border village in Korea, is the location of truce talks between the parties of the Korean War.
Brando2011 Topps American Pie #10 bought itIt's probably good
Marlon Brando is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in A Streetcar Named Desire.
The King And I
The King and I, the musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, opens on Broadway on March 29.
and The Catcher In The Rye2011 Topps American Piebought itgood
The Catcher in the Rye, a controversial novel by J. D. Salinger, is published.
Eisenhower2007 Topps Allen & Ginter #62bought itgood
Dwight D. Eisenhower is first elected as President of the United States, winning by a landslide margin of 442 to 89 electoral votes.
VaccineVaccine '55 2015 Topps insertJason9Good
Vaccine for polio is privately tested by Jonas Salk.
England's got a new queen2013 A&G Queen Elizabeth II minigcrlIt's probably good
England's got a new queen: Queen Elizabeth II succeeds to the throne upon the death of her father, George VI, and is crowned the next year.
Marciano2011 Topps American PieDimebox NickGood
Rocky Marciano defeats Jersey Joe Walcott, becoming the world heavyweight boxing champion.
Liberace1991 StarlineZippy ZappyGood
Liberace has a popular 1950s television show for his musical entertainment.
Santayana goodbye
Santayana goodbye: George Santayana, philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist, dies on September 26.
[Chorus]Kyoto Protocol targets global warmingNachos Grandemaybe
We didn't start the fire, It was always burning since the world's been turning, We didn't start the fire, No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it
Joseph Stalin
2009 iCardz/Valor Studios America at War: Series 1 - D-Day
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Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union, dies on March 5.
Georgy Maksimilianovich Malenkov succeeds Stalin for six months following his death. Malenkov had presided over Stalin's purges, but would be spared a similar fate by his successorNikita Khrushchev.
Gamal Abdel Nasser acts as the true power behind the new Egyptian nation as Muhammad Naguib's minister of the interior.
and Prokofiev
2012 Allen & Ginter - Musical Masters Minis
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Sergei Prokofiev, the composer, dies on March 5, the same day as Stalin.
Rockefeller2016 Goodwin Champions Goudey #47bought itIt's probably good
Winthrop Rockefeller and his wife Barbara are involved in a highly publicized divorce, culminating in 1954 with a record-breaking $5.5 million settlement.
Roy Campanella 2012 Panini Cooperstown
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Roy Campanella, an African-American baseball catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers, receives the National League's Most Valuable Player award for the second time.
Communist Bloc
2018 Allen & Ginter - Flags of Lost Nations Minis - East Germany
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Communist bloc: The uprising of 1953 in East Germany is crushed by the Volkspolizei and the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany.
Roy Cohn
Roy Cohn resigns as Joseph McCarthy's chief counsel and enters private practice with the fall of McCarthy.
Juan Peron
Juan Perón spends his last full year as President of Argentina before a September 1955 coup.
Toscanini1952 Topps Look 'n See #117bought itGood
Arturo Toscanini is at the height of his fame as a conductor, performing regularly with the NBC Symphony Orchestra on national radio.
Dacron is an early artificial fiber made from the same plastic as polyester.
Dien Bien Phu Falls
Dien Bien Phu falls. A French/Vietnamese camp falls to Viet Minh forces under Vo Nguyen Giap, signaling the end of French Indochina and leading to the creation of North Vietnam and South Vietnam as separate states.
Rock Around the Clock2011 American Pie #42bought itGood
Rock Around the Clock is a hit single released by Bill Haley & His Comets in May, spurring worldwide interest in rock and roll music.
Einstein2008 Allen & GinterBoGood
Albert Einstein dies on April 18 at the age of 76.
James DeanTopps American Piebought itIt's probably good
James Dean achieves success with East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause, gets nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, and dies in a car accident on September 30 at the age of 24.
Brooklyn's got a winning team
1971 Fleer Laughlin World Series 1955gcrlIt's probably good
Brooklyn's got a winning team: The Brooklyn Dodgers win their first and only World Series before their move to Los Angeles.
Davy Crockett2008 Allen & GinterBoGood
Davy Crockett is a Disney television miniseries about the legendary frontiersman of the same name. The show was a huge hit with young boys and inspired a short-lived "coonskin cap" craze.
Peter Pan1991 Topps Hook - Stickers #7bought itIt's probably good
Peter Pan: A year after Walt Disney Animation Studios released an animated adaption of the play by J. M. Barrie, the 1954 stage musical of the same name starring Mary Martin is broadcast on NBC live and in color.
Elvis Presley1992 Elvismy collectionIt's probably good
Elvis Presley signs with RCA Records on November 21, beginning his pop career.
Disneyland2011 Topps American Piebought itGood
Disneyland opens on July 17, 1955 as Walt Disney's first theme park.
1950s Dutch Gum A. Set (Sweden) #A. 24
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Brigitte Bardot appears in her first mainstream film And God Created Woman and establishes an international reputation as a French "sex kitten".
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and site of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Alabama2008 Upper Deck Civil Rights ActDimebox NickMaybe
Alabama is the site of the Montgomery Bus Boycott which ultimately led to the removal of the last race laws in the USA. Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr figure prominently.
Khrushchev2008 Heritage - News Flashbacks #NF6bought itGood
Nikita Khrushchev makes his famous Secret Speech denouncing Stalin's "Cult of personality" on February 25.
Princess Grace2013 Panini Golden Age #63bought itGood
Princess Grace Kelly releases her last film, High Society, and marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
Peyton PlacePeyton Manning cardmy collectionSure
Peyton Place, the best-selling novel by Grace Metalious, is published. Though mild compared to today's standards, it shocked the reserved values of the 1950s.
Trouble in the Suez2009 Topps Allen & Ginter #220bought itGood
Trouble in the Suez: The Suez Crisis boils as Egypt nationalizes the Suez Canal on October 29.
[Chorus]2007 Score JaMarcus Russell Hot Rookiemy collectionSure
We didn't start the fire, It was always burning since the world's been turning, We didn't start the fire, No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it
Little Rock
2002 Topps American Pie Thurgood Marshall
Little Rock, Arkansas is the site of an anti-integration standoff, as Governor Orval Faubus stops the Little Rock Nine from attending Little Rock Central High School and President Eisenhower deploys the 101st Airborne Division to counteract him.
Boris Pasternak, the Russian author, publishes his novel Doctor Zhivago.
Mickey Mantle1952 Topps reprintmy collectionIt's probably good
Mickey Mantle is in the middle of his career as a famous New York Yankees outfielder and American League All-Star for the sixth year in a row.
Kerouac2011 Topps American Pie #62bought itIt's probably good
Jack Kerouac publishes his first novel in seven years, On the Road.
2012 Allen & Ginter - Historical Turning Points
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Sputnik becomes the first artificial satellite, launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, marking the start of the space race.
Zhou Enlai
Chou En-Lai, Premier of the People's Republic of China, survives an assassination attempt on the charter airliner Kashmir Princess.
Bridge On The River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai, an adaptation of a the 1954 novel, is released and receives seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.[16]
Lebanon1991 Pro Set Desert Storm #33bought itGood
Lebanon is engulfed in a political and religious crisis that eventually involves U.S. intervention.
Charles de GaulleCharles de Gaulle Distinguished ServiceNachos GrandeGood
Charles de Gaulle is elected first president of the French Fifth Republic following the Algerian Crisis.
California baseball
2013 Hometown Heroes Gary Pettis state parallel
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California baseball begins as the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants move to California and become the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, respectively. They are the first teams in Major League Baseball west of Kansas City.
Starkweather Homicide
Charles Starkweather Homicide: Starkweather's murder spree, in which he kills eleven people between January 25 and 29 before being caught in a massive manhunt in Douglas, Wyoming, captures the attention of Americans.
Children of Thalidomide
Children of Thalidomide: Many pregnant women taking the drug Thalidomide had children born with congenital birth defects.
Buddy HollyBuddy Holly American BandstandFujiGood
Buddy Holly dies in a plane crash on February 3 with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, in a day that had a devastating impact on the country and youth culture. Joel prefaces the lyric with a Holly signature vocal hiccup: "Uh-huh, uh-huh."
1984 Hoyle Photo Trivia MGM Movies Game #86
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Ben-Hur, a film adapted from Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ starring Charlton Heston, wins eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Space Monkey
Space Monkey: Aboard the flight Jupiter AM-18, Able and Miss Baker become the first two animals to be launched by NASA into space that returned to Earth alive.
Mafia organizations are the center of attention for the FBI and public attention builds to this organized crime society with a historically Italian-American origin.
Hula Hoops1991 Impel Minnie 'n Me Series 1 #75bought itGood
Hula hoops reach 100 million in sales as the latest toy fad.
CastroAroldis Champman Cuba 2009 Bowmanmy collection
Yes, a Fidel card would be cool
Fidel Castro comes to power after a revolution in Cuba and visits the United States later that year on an unofficial twelve-day tour.
Edsel is a no-go2011 Topps American Piebought itGood
Edsel is a no-go: Production of this car marque ends after only three years due to poor sales.
U-2: An American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union, causing the U-2 Crisis of 1960.
Syngman Rhee
Syngman Rhee was rescued by the CIA after being forced to resign as leader of South Korea for allegedly fixing an election and embezzling more than US $20 million.
Payola, illegal payments for radio broadcasting of songs, was publicized due to Dick Clark's testimony before Congress and Alan Freed's public disgrace.
and KennedyJohn F. Kennedy UD MasterpiecesFujiIt's probably good
John F. Kennedy beats Richard Nixon in the November 8 general election.
Chubby Checker1993 American Bandstand #9bought itGood
Chubby Checker popularizes the dance The Twist with his cover of the song of the same name.
Psycho2011 Topps American Pie - Hitchcockbought itGood
Psycho: An Alfred Hitchcock thriller, based on a pulp novel by Robert Bloch and adapted by Joseph Stefano, which becomes a landmark in graphic violence and cinema sensationalism. The screeching violins heard at this point in the song are a trademark of the film's soundtrack.
Belgians in the Congo
1965 Topps Silly Stickers - Visit the Congo
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Belgians in the Congo: The Republic of the Congo (Leopoldville) was declared independent of Belgium on June 30, with Joseph Kasavubu as President and Patrice Lumumba as Prime Minister.
2006 Flair Showcase Manny Ramirez Hot Numbers
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We didn't start the fire, It was always burning since the world's been turning, We didn't start the fire, No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it
Hemingway2009 Topps American Heritage #10bought itGood
Ernest Hemingway commits suicide on July 2 after a long battle with depression.
Adolf Eichmann, a "most wanted" Nazi war criminal, is traced to Argentina and captured by Mossad agents. He is covertly taken to Israel where he is put on trial for crimes against humanityduring World War II, convicted in 1961, and hanged the following year, 1962.
Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land, written by Robert A. Heinlein, is a breakthrough best-seller with themes of sexual freedom and liberation.
DylanEdward Vela art cardPadrographsIt's probably good
Bob Dylan is signed to Columbia Records after a New York Times review by critic Robert Shelton.
Berlin is separated into West Berlin and East Berlin, and from the rest of East Germany, when the Berlin Wall is erected on August 13 to prevent citizens escaping to the West.
Bay of Pigs invasion2001 Topps American Pie #117bought itGood
Bay of Pigs Invasion, an attempt by United States-trained Cuban exiles to invade Cuba and overthrow Fidel Castro, fails.
Lawrence of Arabia2007 Breygent Lawrence of ArabiaFujiIt's probably good
Lawrence of Arabia: The Academy Award-winning film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence starring Peter O'Toole premieres in America on December 16.
British Beatlemania
1964 Topps Beatles #165 George Harrison
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British Beatlemania: The Beatles, a British rock group, gain Ringo Starr as drummer and Brian Epstein as manager, and join the EMI's Parlophone label. They soon become the world's most famous rock band, with the word "Beatlemania" adopted by the press for their fans' unprecedented enthusiasm. It also began the British Invasion in the United States.
Ole Miss
Ole Miss: A riot was fought between Southern segregationist civilians and federal and state forces as a result of the forced enrollment of black student James Meredith at the University of Mississippi.
John GlennJohn Glenn Starline AmericanaFujiIt's probably good
John Glenn: Flew the first American manned orbital mission termed "Friendship 7" on February 20.
Liston beats Patterson1991 All World Boxing #102bought itGood
Liston beats Patterson: Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson fight for the world heavyweight championship on September 25, ending in a first-round knockout. This match marked the first time Patterson had ever been knocked out and one of only eight losses in his 20-year professional career.
Pope Paul
2012 Heritage - News Flashbacks #NF-PP
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Pope Paul VI: Cardinal Giovanni Montini is elected to the papacy and takes the papal name of Paul VI.
Malcolm X
1993 Pinnacle #302 DeShields/Malcolm X
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Malcolm X makes his infamous statement "The chickens have come home to roost" about the Kennedy assassination, thus causing the Nation of Islam to censor him; about fifteen months later, he himself is assassinated while preparing to make a speech.
British Politician sex
British politician sex: The British Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, has a relationship with a showgirl, and then lies when questioned about it before the House of Commons. When the truth came out, it led to his own resignation and undermined the credibility of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan.
J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say?
John F. Kennedy 2012 Panini AmericanaFujiIt's probably good
JFK blown away: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated on November 22 while riding in an open convertible through Dallas.
[Chorus]1991 Score Doug Jones Dream TeamBoMaybe
We didn't start the fire, It was always burning since the world's been turning, We didn't start the fire, No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it
Birth control2013 Topps Matt GarzaBoSure
Birth control: In the early 1960s, oral contraceptives, popularly known as "the pill", first go on the market and are extremely popular. Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 challenged a Connecticut law prohibiting contraceptives. In 1968, Pope Paul VI released a papal encyclical titled Humanae vitae which reaffirmed Catholic teaching that artificial birth control was a sin.
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