The most prominent people of the Fifties were:
- "Ike" (Eisenhower)
- James Dean; Died September 30th, 1955; was in the movie "Rebel Without a Cause"
- William Howard Mays; aka Willie Mays; famous Baseball player
- Suzy Parker: model
- Robert Oppenheimer: physicist; Developed A-bomb
- Dr. Martin Luther King; influenced Civil Rights for African-Americans
- Marilyn Monroe: Actress