We Didn’t Start theFireScrapbookBy: Alison Cevallos & Jennie McDermott
Table of contents1959. Buddy Holly. Ben Hur. Space monkey. Mafia. Hula hoops. Castro. Edsel is a no-go1960. U-2. Syngman Rhee. Payola. Kennedy. Chubby Checker. Psycho. Belgians in the Congo
Buddy Holly was a famous singerwho was the lead singer of thecrickets rock group in the 1950’s.On February 3, 1959 he waskilled in a plane crash with theBig Bopper, and Ritchie Valens.Later in 1971 the hit songAmerican Pie refers to his deathwith the line “ ...the day the musicdied.”Buddy Holly
Ben HurBen Hur was a Movie StarringCharlton Heston. It was setaround the time of christ.A reviewWhen a Jewish prince is betrayedand sent into slavery by a Romanfriend, he regains his freedomand comes back for revenge.
Space MonkeyThere were only two of themany monkeys sent tospace to survive. MissBaker was a squirrelmonkey and Able was aRhesus monkey. They wentinto space on May 28,1959.
MafiaThe Mafia leaders went toupstate New York to discussbetter organization. The localPolice got suspicious when carsfrom all over the us started toshow up. They set up roadblocksand detained SIxty of the mafia'stop guys.
HulaHoopsHula hooping became a nationalfad in the 1950’s. Celebritieswere also big into hula hooping.The hula hoop we see today wasbased off of stories told to twomen by an aussie. The two men(Richard Knerr and Arthur “Spud”Melin) made them in there garageand sold over one hundred hoopsin the first year at the coast of$1.98 a hoop.