FAMOUS FIRSTS OF THE 1950'S
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Some famous first of the 1950’s.
The end of World War had many
servicemen returning home to their families with this brought the ability to
purchase many goods that were not available during wartime. The era of baby
boomers and rock and roll was well on its way. Many may have noticed Buddy Holly
and Elvis Presley however; some of the famous firsts were neglected by the
The famous first of the 1950’s include:
Ralph Bunche became the first black to receive the Nobel
Charles Cooper became the first black player in NBA. He
played for the Fort Wayne Indiana Celtics.
Florence Chadwick became the first woman to have swum
across the English Channel in each direction.
George (Christine) Jorgenson became the recipient of the
world's first sex-change operation.
Patricia McCormick became the first professional woman
Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Lucille Ball appeared on the cover of
the first TV Guide.
Jacqueline Cochrane became the first woman to fly faster
than speed of sound.
Tenley Albright became the first American to win the
Women's World Figure Skating Championship.
Elizabeth II became the first monarch to have a televised
Sir Edmund Hillary achieved the first recorded climb of
Sir Roger Bannister became the first person recorded to
run a mile race in under four minutes.
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. became the first first black
general in the United States Air Force.
Marian Anderson became the first black singer at the
Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win
a Wimbledon singles title.
Laika, the dog became the first living creature to orbit
the earth, aboard the Soviet satellite, Sputnik 2.
Julia Child became the first woman designated a
William O'Ree became the first black hockey player in the
NHL, playing for the Boston Bruins.
Ruth Carol Taylor became the first black woman to become a
Clifton R. Wharton became the first black US foreign
Hiram L. Fong became the first Chinese-American in the
United States Senate.
Daniel K. Inouye became the first Japanese-American in
United States House of Representatives.
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