The 1950's was a time in which American life changed tremendously. It was an era in which art, entertainment, lifestyles, people, sports, science and technology advanced and met peacetime needs. At the end of World War II thousands of young servicemen came back to America to pick up their lives and start new families in new homes with new jobs. At this time of period nobody worried about how they were going to feed their children and keep a roof over their heads, because everyone had jobs and the economy was doing great. Teenagers were having more fun than ever too. They all seemed to know what they wanted in life, to go to school, graduate, get a job, get married, and have children, all in that order just as their parents had. And because of this population arose referred to as the baby boom. The average age of getting married back then was twenty. Now in days it's much different. Some people get married very young, others when their old, and some somewhere in the twenties. Also in the 50's American's were able to enjoy a much higher standard of living because of higher paying jobs. .
Sports and games wasn't very important in the in the 50's I would say, but rather a thing people did and watched to enjoy themselves. As television became more popular and available, sport stars became recognized. One major and important sport would be boxing. Still remembered today and known as the one of the greatest boxers that ever lived was Joe Luis, also known as the "Brown Bomber". Because of his magnificent physique, lightning punches, and stolid calmness he arouse as a professional very rapidly. Another very prominent sport was and still is, would be baseball. In this sport only one famous athlete could be described, Jackie Robinson. He played his fist game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier that had existed in major league baseball. I assume basketball wasn't very big back then, but later as time went on got very famous.