20 surprising things that are turning 50 this year

Gap circa 1969

Many people, places, and inventions are turning 50 in 2019.
The Boeing 747-100 commercial jet was first introduced in 1969, and the first moon landing and Woodstock happened that same year.
Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez are celebrating their 50th birthdays.

2019 marks 50 years since 1969, one of the most exciting years in history.

It was the year of Woodstock, the first moon landing, “The Brady Bunch,” and it was the year the internet was born. The laser printer was invented by a young researcher for Xerox, and The Beatles played their last performance… on a roof.

Keep scrolling to see 20 surprising things that are turning 50 this year.

The Boeing 747-100 jumbo jet revolutionized air travel 50 years ago.

On February 9, 1969, the Boeing 747-100 jumbo jet took to the sky for the very first time, forever revolutionizing air travel. At the time, the aircraft was known as the “Queen of the Skies” for its large size and ability to make long-haul flights. Nearly three times bigger than the largest jet in 1969, the Boeing 747-100 “revolutionized the industry.”

The US effectively won the space race in 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin stepped onto the moon.

The US landed two men on the moon for the first time 50 years ago. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were part of the Apollo 11 mission, and spent about 21 hours on the moon’s surface in the summer of 1969. Upon stepping on the moon, Armstrong famously said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

The Gap’s simple, everyday fashions have been available to customers since 1969.

Popular clothing store The Gap celebrates 50 years of business this year. The store was founded by Doris and Don Fisher in 1969 for one reason: Don couldn’t find a good, fitted pair of jeans.

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