- Some popular hairstyles of the 50's were "The Poodle" which Lucille Ball wore hers in. For the guys, the "Ducktail" or "Apache" was common.
-The ducktail was the hairstyle worn in "Grease" by the guys, and the Apache was a shaved head with spikes on the side.
-Hula Hoops became popular in 1958.
-The frisbee appeared in 1957.
-College students stuffed themselves into phonebooths and Volkswagons for fun.
-They also swallowed whole live goldfish.
-Some lawn games were croquet, badminton, horseshoes, and tetherball.
-For the first time people had Polaroid photos.
-T.V. became very popular for people who could afford it.
-Some popular shows in the 50's were Davy Crockett (which brought in $100 million in coonskin caps), Mickey Mouse, Howdy Doody, and Hopalong Cassidy.
-Scrabble became popular along with Slinky, Silly Putty, and Tonka Toys.
-In 1959 Barbie was introduced.
-Disneyland opened in 1955.
-3-D Comics with special glasses became a must-have for kids.
-Dear Abby and Amy Vanderbilt appeared in the 50's to help you solve your problems.
-The idea of UFOs and aliens caught on.
-Some commen slang terms:
"Drag Race"- Standing Start
"Grounded"-can't go out
"Hot Rod"- Souped up car
"Square"- Someone really out of it
"Passion Pit"- Drive in Movies