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Fun Facts For 1957
A postage stamp was 3 cents
The average cost of a new car in 1957 was $2,100
Gas cost only 28 cents a gallon
Average price of a new home was $19,000
A family’s average annual income was $5,000
The Wham-O Company produced the first Frisbee
American Bandstand began it’s 30 year syndicated run
Dwight D. Eisenhower was inaugurated for his second term as President of the United States
IBM sold the first compiler for the FORTRAN scientific programming language
Major John Glenn flew an F8U supersonic jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds setting a new transcontinental speed record.
The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth.
The laser was invented by Gordon Gould.
First flight of the Boeing 707 airliner