Look Who's Turning 50!

Demi Moore! Dr. No! Kmart! See the people, places and pop culture moments that are hitting the half-century mark


The national discount stores both opened for business 50 years ago – Kmart in Michigan on March 1, Walmart in Arkansas on July 2 – and as a result, most Americans today have never been more than driving distance from bargains and blue-raspberry Icees. Imagine a world where Paris Hilton never got to ask of Walmart: "Is that where they sell wall stuff?" Is that a world you'd want to live in?