1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1950 First Kidney transplant
1953 Mount Everest climbed
1953 DNA unravelled
1954 Fortran developed
1954 First oral contraceptives
1955 Hovercraft
1956 Videotape
1957 Soviet Sputnik flight
1958 Silicon chip
1959 North Sea gas discovered
1959 Integrated circuits developed
1959 Antarctic treaty
1950 First Kidney transplant
1953 DNA unravelled
1953 Mount Everest climbed
1955 Hovercraft
1956 Videotape
1957 Soviet Sputnik flight
1958 Silicon chip
1959 North Sea gas discovered
1959 Integrated circuits developed
1960 Lasers developed
1961 Yuri Gagarin becomes first man in space
1962 Communications Satellites
1963 Cassette tape recorder
1964 Word Processor
1965 Miniskirts
1967 Satellite navigation
1969 First man on the moon
1969 Concorde








1970 Concorde
1970 Floppy disk
1970 Satellite navigation
1971 Decimalisation of currency
1972 Home video games
1973 Skylab
1973 Oil Shock
1975 Altair 8800 is the first personal computer
1978 First test tube baby
1978 First Apple computer









1980 Smallpox officially eliminated
1981 Space shuttle Columbia
1981 first reports of AIDS
1982 CD's on sale
1982 US Cruise missiles
1984 Genetic fingerprinting
1985 Desk Top Publishing
1985 Live Aid
1986 Chernobyl
1988 Hawking's Brief History of Time









1996 Rise and rise of the Internet
1997 Mars landing