A place in time…

 

SHERIDAN JUNIOR HIGH

 

June, 1955

 

NATIONAL HEADLINES

 

Disneyland opens in Anaheim, Califonia…

Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama…

Albert Einstein dies…

Sugar Ray Robinson wins the World Middleweight boxing title…

McDonald’s opens its first restaurant…

 

TOP TV PROGRAMS

 

$64,000 Question                    I’ve Got a Secret

The Life of Riley                     Your Hit Parade

I Love Lucy                             The Red Skelton Show

This is Your Life                      Dragnet

Arthur Godfrey                       What’s My Line?

Mr. Peepers                            You Bet Your Life

Milton Berle                            Captain Kangeroo

 

MOVIE THEATERS

 

Arion           Ritz            Princess       Hollywood    

Campus        Varsity

Gopher        State          RKO Pan      Orpheum     Radio City   

Lyric           Aster

 

TOP MOVIES

 

Blackboard Jungle           Calamity Jane                 Picnic

Rebel Without a Cause    Lady and the Tramp        Oklahoma

The Seven Year Itch      I’ll Cry Tomorrow            Mr. Roberts

Battle Cry                     Seven Brides for Seven Brothers                       

COMMON PRICES

 

Avg income: $3,962/yr    Minimum wage: $0.75       Average house: $17,200

Average car: $1,950        Corvette: $3,250            Gas: $0.29/gallon

Bread: $0.18/loaf           Milk: $0.92/gallon           Eggs: $0.79/dozen

Movie: $0.12                           Candy bar: $0.05            Popcorn: $0.05

45 rpm records: $0.89    Stamps: $0.03                Post cards: $0.02

 

POPULAR TOYS

 

Pez             Frisbee                Slinky          Duncan Yo-Yo       

Colorforms            Mr Potato Head              Plastic Army Men

 

POPULAR SONGS

 

Ko Ko Mo                                         Perry Como                   

Earth Angel*                                    The Penguins

Honey Comb                                     Jimmy Rogers       

Once I had a Secret Love*                Doris Day

Hey There*                                     Rosemary Clooney

Love Letters in the Sand*                 Pat Boone

Rock Around the Clock                       Bill Haley and His Comets

I Believe*                                        Frankie Lane        

Mule Train                                       Frankie Lane

Love is a Many-Splendored Thing*       The Four Aces

Sincerely*                                        The McGuire Sisters

Till I Waltz Again With You*              Teresa Brewer

Only You*                                        The Platters

Unchained Melody*                                    Al Hibbler

Moments to Remember*                    The Four Lads

Ballad of Davey Crocket                    Fess Parker

A Blossom Fell*                                Nat King Cole

Dance With Me Henry                       Georgia Gibbs

Heartbreak Hotel                             Elvis Presley

Wimoweh                                         The Tokens

 

*Cheek-to-Cheek Dancin and Makeout Songs...remember?