Things like automobiles, and radio were some of the biggest inventions of the 1920Ős. Henry ford invented the automobile. The new invention not only was a good way of transportation, but also gave the economy a boost. The Radio provided a cheaper and more convenient way of finding out information. The first broadcasts were mostly news and world affairs. The radio was one of the most important inventions of the 1920s, because it brought new ways for people communicating and interacting with each other.
Music also played a big part. Dancing and jazz were very popular, musicians such as Duke Ellington and Al Jolson were very well known.
Television replaced the radio in the 1950Ős. Some of the popular shows were Leave it to Beaver, the Twilight zone, and I Love Lucy. In the West, an American was hurt by the Great Depression and World War II created a culture with emphasis on normality and conformity. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1950s
Emerging from bebop and jazz, rock and roll music was very popular too. The generation from the baby boom admired Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard.
The video camera, the compact disk, computers, satellite television, game boy, cell phones and the microwave were the biggest hits and inventions in the 1980Ős. Video cameras allowed people to make their own movies, and send them to other people. The microwave was a new invention to help people cook easier and faster. At first microwaves took people getting use to, and there was even microwave classes to teach you how to use them! The first cell phone came out in 1989. They were big, bulky, and really expensive. The original gameboy was released in 1980 as well and sold 100,000,00 consoles in four years. It had games like Tetris, Pacman, Pong, and Space invaders. http://www.slc.ac.nz/Schools/Opawa/Room18/room18shomepage.htm
Some other popular items in the 80Ős were Glo-worms, the Rubik cube, Wuzzles, Care bears, Polly Pocket, Cabbage patch kids, My little pony, Smurfs, and Strawberry shortcake. Popular clothing items for girls were jellies that sold for about $4-$5 a pair. Scrunchies and leg warmers were also big as well as mini skirts, and off the shoulder shirts. Male attire contained of muscle shirts, stoned washed jeans, and parachute pants.