1961 – Ken Carson is introduced on a TV ad. Soon after he and Barbie begin dating. 1965 – Astronaut Barbie is the new doll a year after NASA scraps their female training program. 1973 – It’s medical school for nurse Barbie who eventually graduates as a surgeon. 1975 – Barbie wins a gold medal at the Olumpic Games in skating, skiing and gymnastics. 1980 – Enter multiracial Barbie with the first black and Hispanic Barbies as part of the new international collection.