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  • Joe61 2013/02/13 13:12:27 (edited)
    Yes
    Joe61
    +8
    Yeah, I was eight years old then...Life was very much more in the slower lane back in those days. Kids where kids and God still ruled the world.

    Elvis was already a huge star.

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  • I NEED A HORSE 2013/02/15 22:46:36
  • Ally 2013/02/15 07:30:29
    No
    Ally
    no
  • santa6642 2013/02/15 04:44:21
    Yes
    santa6642
    +1
    Gas was twenty seven cents a gallon, Life was slower and we were a countrty of citizens with a love for liberity and freedom and had balls to back it up. Not wimps like we are today.
  • Megagenie 2013/02/14 07:44:32
    No
    Megagenie
    +1
    I wasn't even born or existed in 1958. lol! 1958 sounds like a boring year to me. I'll take the year I am living today.
    I see 1958 as a black and white life.
  • knoodelhed 2013/02/14 06:31:54
    No
    knoodelhed
    But I talk to my grandparents when I find myself wanting to know
  • James 2013/02/14 04:34:33
    No
    James
    My dad would.
  • cjd 2013/02/14 02:27:38
    Yes
    cjd
    +1
    sure do
  • Steelshrt 2013/02/13 23:04:30
    No
    Steelshrt
    No idea... Although I have been told it was the Golden Era of the USA.
  • BHGOzzy 2013/02/13 22:29:20
    No
    BHGOzzy
    Nope, wasn't born yet.
  • Tennessee3501 2013/02/13 22:25:42
    Yes
    Tennessee3501
    +2
    I graduated from high school in 1958. By getting Lorraine a job with me and arranging for us to be off at the same time, I won the heart of her parents and had her all to myself for the summer of '58. Then I left for college!
  • AJ 2013/02/13 22:09:19
    No
    AJ
    Wasnt alive.
  • RevJim 2013/02/13 22:08:04
    Yes
    RevJim
    +2
    I discovered that the water that came from drinking fountains marked "Negros Only" tasted exactly the same as the water that came from the other drinking fountain. It was a life lesson I still apply today.
  • Jeff RevJim 2013/02/15 01:43:04 (edited)
    Jeff
    +2
    I saw my first ones as a child traveling in the deep South. Sadly, they were often dirty and moldy. It was then, that I understood what prejudice was, and it's stayed with me since.
  • evangelism_vision 2013/02/13 21:57:17 (edited)
    Yes
    evangelism_vision
    +1
    958 History, Fun Facts,Trivia and Year in Review



    World Series Champions: New York Yankees

    NFL Champions: Baltimore Colts

    NBA Champions: St. Louis Hawks

    Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens

    U.S. Open Golf Tommy Bolt

    U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Ashley J. Cooper/Althea Gibson

    Wimbledon (Men/Women): Ashley Cooper/Althea Gibson

    NCAA Football Champions: Iowa & LSU

    NCAA Basketball Champions: Kentucky

    Kentucky Derby: Tim Tam

    World Cup (Soccer): Brazil

    Sports Highlights:

    The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Annette Funicello, Kim Novak, Lana Turner

    The Heartthrob(s):

    "The Quote"

    "What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog. "

    - President Dwight D Eisenhower



    "Look, Ma, no cavities!"

    - Crest toothpaste ad



    "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!"

    - Rosalind Russell, in 'Auntie Mame'



    Time Magazine's Man of the Year Charles de Gaulle

    Miss America: Marilyn Van Derbur (Denver, CO)

    Miss USA: Eurlyne Howell (Louisiana)

    The Scandals:

    DJ Alan Freed, inventor of the term "Rock and Roll" was accused of being paid to promote specific shows on his popular radio and live shows. His career ended with his street cred in the PAYOLA scandal.



    Jerry Lee Lewis ...



































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    958 History, Fun Facts,Trivia and Year in Review



    World Series Champions: New York Yankees

    NFL Champions: Baltimore Colts

    NBA Champions: St. Louis Hawks

    Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens

    U.S. Open Golf Tommy Bolt

    U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Ashley J. Cooper/Althea Gibson

    Wimbledon (Men/Women): Ashley Cooper/Althea Gibson

    NCAA Football Champions: Iowa & LSU

    NCAA Basketball Champions: Kentucky

    Kentucky Derby: Tim Tam

    World Cup (Soccer): Brazil

    Sports Highlights:

    The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Annette Funicello, Kim Novak, Lana Turner

    The Heartthrob(s):

    "The Quote"

    "What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog. "

    - President Dwight D Eisenhower



    "Look, Ma, no cavities!"

    - Crest toothpaste ad



    "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!"

    - Rosalind Russell, in 'Auntie Mame'



    Time Magazine's Man of the Year Charles de Gaulle

    Miss America: Marilyn Van Derbur (Denver, CO)

    Miss USA: Eurlyne Howell (Louisiana)

    The Scandals:

    DJ Alan Freed, inventor of the term "Rock and Roll" was accused of being paid to promote specific shows on his popular radio and live shows. His career ended with his street cred in the PAYOLA scandal.



    Jerry Lee Lewis married his 13 year old 2nd cousin.



    Lana Turner's daughter, Cheryl, saw her mother being beaten by boyfriend Johnny Stompanato, and killed him with a kitchen knife. Some people think that Lana actually did the self-defensive killing.



    Nerd News:

    The American Express card was introduced in 1958.



    Kitchens were smelling a lot cleaner thanks to the introduction of Mr. Clean in 1958. In 1998 People Magazine called Mr. Clean "one of the sexiest men alive."



    Commercial domestic jet airline service opened between New York and Miami.



    The toy company Wham-O introduced the Hula Hoop which grew in popularity during the summer.



    Music producer Phil Spector's high-school band's first record, "To Know Him is to Love Him" rose to number one on the charts.



    Led by the retired Boston candy manufacturer Robert H.W. Welch Jr., a group of anticommunist activists founded an organization called the John Birch Society that was dedicated to finding and destroying all traces of communism in the United States. The group got their name from John Birch, an intelligence officer killed in China during the Cold War.



    The Habit:

    1st appearances & 1958's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: LEGOs, Skateboards, Beat the Clock Game , Crayola Crayons '64' with built-in sharpener*, Concentration TV Game home version, Hula Hoop (U.S.)

    Best Film Oscar Winner: Gigi

    1958 Most Popular TV shows:

    1. Gunsmoke (CBS)

    2. Wagon Train (NBC)

    3. Have Gun Will Travel (CBS)

    4. The Rifleman (ABC)

    5. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)

    6. Maverick (ABC)

    7. Tales of Wells Fargo (NBC)

    8. The Real McCoys (ABC)

    9. I've Got a Secret (CBS)

    10. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (ABC)

    1958 Billboard

    Number One Songs

    December 30, 1957 - January 3, 1958:

    April Love - Pat Boone



    January 4 - January 10:

    April Love - Pat Boone



    January 11 - February 14:

    At The Hop - Danny and the Juniors



    February 15 - March 21:

    Don't (I Beg of You) - Elvis Presley



    March 22 - April 25:

    Tequila - The Champs



    April 26 - May 2:

    Twilight Time - The Platters



    May 3 - May 16:

    Witch Doctor - David Seville



    May 17 - June 13:

    All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers



    June 14 - July 25:

    Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley



    July 26 - August 8:

    Hard Headed Woman - Elvis Presley



    August 9 - August 22:

    Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson



    August 23 - August 29:

    Volare - Domenico Modugno



    August 30 - September 5:

    Little Star - The Elegants



    September 6 - October 3:

    Volare - Domenico Modugno



    October 4 - November 14:

    It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards



    November 15 - November 21:

    It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty



    November 22 - November 28:

    Tom Dooley - Kingston Trio



    November 29 - December 5:

    It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty



    December 6 - December 26:

    To Know Him is To Love Him - Teddy Bears



    December 27, 1958 - January 18, 1959:

    Chipmunk Song - David Seville & The Chipmunks
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  • Mrs. maggot 2013/02/13 21:54:19
    Yes
    Mrs. maggot
    +1
    Kind of...I was born in Jan. of 58
  • Billyk75 2013/02/13 21:48:26
    No
    Billyk75
    I was only a year old at the time.
  • Bill 2013/02/13 21:30:08
    Yes
    Bill
    barely....
  • Sister Jean 2013/02/13 20:33:22
  • Sissy Sister ... 2013/02/13 21:01:26
    Sissy
    +3
    Oh lordy. Who can forget the poodle skirts? What they're missing are the white buck shoes. lol
  • Mrs. ma... Sissy 2013/02/13 21:56:25
    Mrs. maggot
    +2
    Saddle oxfords! My parents made me wear them when they weren't in style, I hated them! LOL

    Saddle oxfords
  • Sissy Mrs. ma... 2013/02/14 13:07:58
    Sissy
    +1
    Did you see where the saddle shoes came back a few years ago? lol. (They didn't last very long). I was talking of the "other shoe" that everyone just HAD to have at that time. You were simply not with it unless you sported these cloppers. White buck shoes
  • Jeff Sissy 2013/02/15 01:56:23 (edited)
    Jeff
    +1
    Down memory lane :--)
  • JohnT 2013/02/13 20:15:14
    Yes
    JohnT
    +2
    It was a time of great music, fantastic chocolate malts and no wars.It was before that corvette that is in the photo was invented.
  • Aloria 2013/02/13 19:49:54
    No
    Aloria
    +2
    I was barely four.....
    four finger girl
  • wildcat 2013/02/13 19:41:10
    Yes
    wildcat
    +2
    I was in second grade but I remember quite a little about 1958
  • John 2013/02/13 18:56:25
    No
    John
    +3
    It was a long time before I was born but I do know something's about it like: black and white TV, no smart phones, no iPads, corny movies-music- TV shows, no Netflix. I'll take 2013.
  • Sissy John 2013/02/13 21:02:56
    Sissy
    +2
    LOL. Heck, we had only had a t.v. for four years by 1958. 12", black & white, and it went off the air shortly after the news.
  • Jeff Sissy 2013/02/15 02:07:57 (edited)
    Jeff
    +1
    Awhile later, where I lived, Milton Berle was on Sunday nights. It was the only night time program :--)
  • Sissy Jeff 2013/02/15 14:23:24
    Sissy
    +1
    That was also the time of "Ed Sullivan" (who brought the Beetles to the U.S.). Remember when he had Elvis on his program? He could only be shown from the waist up.....all that "dirty" twisting and turning was too much for our sensibilities. lol
  • Jeff Sissy 2013/02/15 20:14:32
    Jeff
    +1
    Sullivan seemed to really admire and like Elvis, even better than his former favorite, Topo Gigo. Even my parents, two former Bathtub Gin Speakeasy Patrons, thought it funny and liked his whole performance, when they finally showed his full-body :--)
  • Sissy Jeff 2013/02/16 11:32:16
    Sissy
    +1
    Oh lordy, "Topo".....After all these years, I remember his hilarious performance. Ed always started his program off with, "Tonight we have a really big shuw".

    Much of the programming of the 50's that entertained us so, wouldn't get past the first 6 weeks today. I had two little siblings who donned Mickey Mouse hats every afternoon and I would tear home from school so I wouldn't miss Dick Clark. Such was the time, huh?
  • Jeff Sissy 2013/02/16 15:14:48
    Jeff
    Yeah, it was. The MM Club was great. Then later, I was nearly distraught when I had a dental appt. when "American Bandstand" was on.Those shows would become instant history now.

    Who knows? We might become nostalgic and go through Soda Head Withdrawal when it's over, that is, unless we're over first.
    Oh, crime-itty ! (sp)
  • Sissy Jeff 2013/02/18 15:06:38
    Sissy
    +1
    LOL...Don't you wonder what kind of "nostalgia" the generations that have followed the 50's will have? Other than acid rock, VietNam, assassinations, weed, Timothy O'Leary, Watergate, hippys, etc?? We came out of a pretty (some might say boring) tame time.
  • SoCalEx-Dem 2013/02/13 18:18:28
    Yes
    SoCalEx-Dem
    +3
    Very good memories of 1958, I was 12, life was slower and we were a nation under God.
  • Jan 2013/02/13 18:16:29
    Yes
    Jan
    +3
    I was a young child then with a happy, loving family.
  • Danielle 2013/02/13 17:50:03
  • Sterling 2013/02/13 17:49:10
    Yes
    Sterling
    +4
    Better.
  • Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2013/02/13 17:31:15
    Yes
    Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +4
    I was a kid in 58, and everywhere we lived, things were pretty good.
  • Keith 2013/02/13 17:30:19
    No
    Keith
    +3
    I was a baby back then so I don't remember.
  • Danielle Keith 2013/02/13 17:50:38

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