Things Mentioned in We Didn’t Start the Fire, Ranked by Worthiness of Inclusion

118. Wheel of Fortune
117. Rock and roller cola wars
116. Hula hoops
115. Chubby Checker
114. Walter Winchell
113. Studebaker
112. Edsel is a no-go
111. Johnnie Ray
110. The King and I
109. South Pacific
108. Rockefeller
107. Bernie Goetz


106. heavy metal suicide
105. Davy Crockett
104. Bardot
103. Ben Hur
102. Liston beats Patterson
101. Campanella
100. Lawrence of Arabia
99. Liberace
98. Prokofiev
97. Toscanini
96. England’s got a new queen
95. Princess Grace
94. Roy Cohn
93. Hypodermics on the shores
92. British politician sex
91. Mafia
90. Peyton Place
89. Peter Pan
88. Rock Around the Clock
87. Pope Paul
86. Santayana goodbye
85. Brooklyn’s got a winning team
84. Bridge on the River Kwai
83. trouble in the Suez
82. Begin
81. Hemingway
80. Marciano
79. Doris Day
78. U-2
77. Sally Ride
76. Syngman Rhee
75. Charles de Gaulle
74. Woodstock
73. Stranger in a Strange Land
72. Malenkov
71. Psycho
70. space monkey
69. Lebanon
68. Payola
67. Bay of Pigs invasion
66. Eichmann
65. Juan Peron
64. Panmunjom
63. Richard Nixon
62. South Korea
61. punk rock
60. North Korea
59. Buddy Holly
58. Pasternak
57. Eisenhower
56. John Glenn
55. children of thalidomide
54. Disneyland
53. The Catcher in the Rye
52. Starkweather homicide
51. Kerouac
50. Budapest
49. Castro
48. dacron
47. Television
46. Ayatollah’s in Iran
45. Sugar Ray
44. crack
43. Rosenbergs
42. Brando
41. California baseball
40. homeless vets
39. Chou En-Lai
38. Ole Miss
37. Berlin
36. Einstein
35. Belgians in the Congo
34. Kennedy
33. Malcolm X
32. Sputnik
31. James Dean
30. Dien Bien Phu falls
29. Nasser
28. Foreign debts
27. Marilyn Monroe
26. Moonshot
25. Ho Chi Minh
24. AIDS
23. Richard Nixon back again
22. Watergate
21. Russians in Afghanistan
20. British Beatlemania
19. Joe DiMaggio
18. China’s under martial law
17. Palestine
16. Mickey Mantle
15. Dylan
14. Little Rock
13. Reagan
12. terror on the airline
11. Joe McCarthy
10. Alabama
9. JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say
8. Joseph Stalin
7. Khrushchev
6. Elvis Presley
5. Birth control
4. Communist Bloc
3. vaccine
2. Red China
1. H-bomb

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