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The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, October 3, 2011

1940s Pop Culture

-Jackie Robinson becomes first black baseball player
-Pearl Harbor is bombed in a sneak attack by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941
-Feb. 19, 1942: All Japanese and Japanese Americans are moved to "War Relocation Centers" because they are suspected of being spies for the Japanese troops
-The Holocaust
-Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl is published
-South Africa institutionalizes apartheid
-June 21, 1943: race riots in Detroit cause over 40 deaths and over 700 injuries
-Aug. 6, 1945: the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima. The 2nd one is dropped 3 days later on Nagasaki
-Mount Rushmore is completed
-Oct. 15, 1946: Juan Peron becomes president of Argentina
-Penicillin is discovered
-Frank Lloyd Wright designs the Guggenheim Museum in New York City
-Oct. 1, 1946: Nuremburg trials of Nazi war criminals
The Baby Boom: sudden spike in birth rate

-Arsenic and Old Lace
-The Bells of St. Mary's
-The Black Swan
-Destination Tokyo
-Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
-For Whom the Bell Tolls
-The Grapes of Wrath
-Oliver Twist
-Major Barbara
-Our Town
-The Keys to the Kingdom
-The Lady from Shanghai
-Cabin in the Sky
-It's a Wonderful Life
-She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
-The Ox-Bow Incident
-Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
-Sergeant York
-The Sands of Iwo Jima
-The Postman Always Rings Twice
-The Picture of Dorian Gray

-Rosemary Clooney
-Count Basie
-Artie Shaw
-Dizzy Gillespie
-Bing Crosby
-Dean Martin
-Frank Sinatra
-Perry Como
-The Dorsey Brothers
-Glenn Miller
-Louis Armstrong
-Duke Ellington
-Ella Fitzgerald
-Billie Holiday

People Born/Famous
Famous Celebs
-Joan Fontaine
-Judy Garland
-Ingrid Bergman
-Lauren Bacall
-Greer Garson
-Vivan Leigh
-Lana Turner
-Gregory Peck
-James Stewart
-Budd Abbott and Lou Costello
-Gene Kelly
-Humphrey Bogart

People Born
Why does it seem like alot of the people born in the 1940s are Italian actors or musicians or British born musicians????

-Al Pacino
-Robert De Niro
-Mick Jagger
-Keith Richards

-Ronnie Wood
-Charlie Watts
-Paul McCartney
-Ringo Starr
-John Lennon
-George Harrison
-Bruce Lee
-Phylicia Rashad

-Mick Taylor
-Sylvester Stallone
-Richard Pryor
-Alice Cooper
-Micky Dolenz
-Steven Tyler
-Richard Gere
-David Bowie. He's cute in this picture

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