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J.D. Salinger - Around 250,000 copies are still sold each year.Who wrote and released the classic novel, The Catcher in the Rye in 1951?

Korean War - It end on July 27, 1953.What cold war conflict began on June 25, 1950?

Fats Domino - The song was first published in 1940.Who sang his hit version of the song Blueberry Hill on The Alan Freed Show in 1956?

Fidel Castro - The Cuban revolution lasted from 1953 to 1959.Who became the leader of Cuba as a result of the Cuban revolution in 1959?

Chevrolet Corvette - The first model was a convertible.What was the first car to have an all-fiberglass body in 1953?

Ritchie Valens - The pilot, Roger Peterson also died in the crash.In February of 1959, a plane crash killed three American rock and roll pioneers - Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and whom?

1958 - Coke's original recipe was based on coca leaf extract.In what year did the first plastic Coke bottle appear?

Harry S. Truman - Truman was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953).Who was the president of the United States at the beginning of the 1950s?

Chuck Berry - Chuck has penned three more songs involving the character of Johnny B. Goode.Who released the 1958 rock and roll song, Johnny B. Goode?

Melbourne, Australia - The 1952 Winter Olympics were held in Oslo, Norway.Where were the 1956 Summer Olympics held?

Car Crash - James played the role of Jim Stark in the movie, Rebel Without a Cause.The American actor James Dean died on September 30, 1955 at the age of 24. How did he die?

Marilyn Monroe - The movie stars Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall.Who played the role of Pola Debevoise in the 1953 movie, How to Marry a Millionaire?

Jonas Salk - Jonas Salk was born on October 28, 1914 in New York City.Who invented a polio vaccine in 1955?

Tales of Tomorrow - It aired for eighty-five episodes.What American science fiction series was performed and broadcast live on TV from 1951 to 1953?

Risk - It was originally called La Conquete du Monde.What well-known board game made its debut in France in 1957?

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