STATS, MOVIES, TV, MUSIC & More:
President: Dwight D. Eisenhower | Vice President: Richard M. Nixon | US Population: 174,881,904 | World Series: NY YANKEES 4, Milwaukee Braves 3 |
NBA Champ: St Louis Hawks 4, Boston, 2 | Stanley Cup: Montreal 4, Boston, 2 | NCAA Football: LSU and Iowa | NCAA Basketball: Kentucky 84, Seattle 72 | World Cup: Brazil 5, Sweden 2
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof |
Thunder Road |
The Defiant Ones |
1958 Movies |
More 1958 Movies and TV Programs |
1958 Academy Awards
Pop Music Hits - Top Ten:
1: Tequila, by The Champs
2: Johnny B Goode, by Chuck Berry
3: At the Hop, by Danny & The Juniors
4: Get a Job, by The Silhouettes
5. Twilight Time, by The Platters
6. It's All in the Game, by Tommy Edwards
7. Do You Want To Dance, by Bobby Freeman
8. Sweet Little 16, by Chuck Berry
9. Rockin' Robin, by Bobby Day
10. Tears on My Pillow, by Little Anthony & The Imperials
Buddy Holly |
Chuck Berry |
Elvis & Elvis.com |
The Coasters |
Fats Domino |
The Diamonds |
Everly Brothers |
Jerry Lee Lewis |
Roy Orbison |
Rockin' 50s |
History of Rock n' Roll
Fifties Web |
Rewind the Fifties |
USA in the 1950s |
Remember: 1950s |
1950s History |
50s Teen Idol Magazine |
1950s Literature & Culture
Jan 1 - Treaty of Rome founding the EU is implemented.
Jan 1 - BOAC Britannia flies London to New York in a record 7hours 57minutes.
Jan 1 - European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation.
Jan 1 - Sammy Davis Jr marries Loray White.
Jan 1 - Treaties establish European Economic Community (Common Market).
Jan 1 - WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting.
Jan 2 - Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Piano concert, premieres in NY.
Jan 3 - Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland.
Jan 4 - Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from its orbit & burns up. (launched Oct 4, 1957)
Jan 6 - Gibson patents the Flying V Guitar.
Jan 6 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to EE Cummings
Jan 6 - WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 7 - USSR shrinks army to 300,000.
Jan 8 - Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana.
Jan 8 - 14 year old Bobby Fisher wins the United States Chess Championship.
Jan 9 - In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati OH) scores 56, Seton Hall team, 54.
Jan 10 - Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1 on the country and R&B charts, #2 on the pop chart.
Jan 12 - NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring.
Jan 12 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open.
Jan 12 - NFL Pro Bowl West beats East 26-7.
Jan 12 - Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points.
Jan 13 - 9,235 scientists of 43 nations publish a plea to the UN to stop nuclear bomb tests.
Jan 13 - US newspaper "Daily Worker" ceases publication.
Jan 15 - New York Yankees sign $million plus deal to show 140 games on WPIX TV.
Jan 16 - William Gibson's "Two for the Seesaw" premieres in New York City.
Jan 18 - 1st black in the NHL (William O'Ree, Boston Bruins).
Jan 19 - Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League.
Jan 20 - Elvis Presley receives his draft notice.
Jan 20 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.
Jan 20 - KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City UT (PBS) begins broadcasting.
Jan 21 - KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot ND (NBC) begins broadcasting.
Jan 21 - Phillies agree to televise 78 games into New York City. (doesn't happen)
Jan 22 - KRSD (now KEVN) TV channel 7 in Rapid City SD (ABC) 1st broadcast
Jan 23 - "Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 60 performances.
Jan 23 - Dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez flees Venezuela, Larrazábal takes power.
Jan 23 - Hanif Mohammad completes 337 in 970 minutes vs West Indies.
Jan 24 - After warming to 100,000,000ş, 2 light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in 1st man-made nuclear fusion.
Jan 24 - Jack Smith takes over for Art Baker as TV host of "You Asked for It".
Jan 26 - H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan as Israeli minister of Defense.
Jan 26 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lake Worth Open Golf Invitational.
Jan 27 - Ferenc Münnich follows Kádár as premier of Hungary.
Jan 28 - Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor.
Jan 28 - Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck.
Jan 28 - Charles Starkweather & Caril Ann Fugate begin their murder spree with the killings of her parents & infant sister.
Jan 29 - Murderer, Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming.
Jan 29 - Paul Newman marries Joanne Woodward.
Jan 30 - 1st 2-way moving sidewalk in service, Dallas TX.
Jan 30 - House of Lords passes bill allowing women in.
Jan 30 - Baseball announces players & coaches rather than fans pick all stars.
Jan 30 - Dore Schary's "Sunrise at Campobello" premieres in New York City.
Jan 31 - "Jackpot Bowling" premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host.
Jan 31 - James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt.
Jan 31 - The first successful American satellite, Explorer I, is launched into orbit.
Jan 31 - James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt.
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Feb 1 - Egypt and Syria unite to form the United Arab Republic.
Feb 1 - WFTV TV channel 9 in Orlando FL (ABC) begins broadcasting.
Feb 2 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Havana Biltmore Golf Open.
Feb 3 - Royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3.
Feb 4 - "Oh, Captain!" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 192 performances.
Feb 4 - Hall of Fame fails to elect anyone for 1st time since 1950.
Feb 5 - Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US black foreign minister. (Romania)
Feb 5 - Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st President of United Arab Republic.
Feb 5 - Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km.
Feb 5 - Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated to be 1st president of United Arab Republic.
Feb 6 - 21 dead, including 7 players for Manchester United football team, in Munich air disaster.
Feb 6 - Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid.
Feb 7 - Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc.
Feb 7 - Dutch auto-transmission car DAF 600 introduced.
Feb 8 - Edgar Whitehead succeeds Garfield Todd as premier of South Rhodesia.
Feb 8 - French planes bomb Sakiet Tunisia, 75 die.
Feb 8 - KIRO TV channel 7 in Seattle WA (CBS) begins broadcasting.
Feb 11 - Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Chu En-lai as Minister of Foreign affairs.
Feb 11 - Ruth Carol Taylor is 1st African-American woman hired as flight attendant.
Feb 11 - WTVC TV channel 9 in Chattanooga TN (ABC) begins broadcasting.
Feb 11 - Celtic Bill Russell grabs 41 rebounds to beat Syracuse 119-101.
Feb 12 - General Miguel Ydegoras Fuentes elected President of Guatemala.
Feb 12 - Birth of Arsenio Hall comedian/actor.
Feb 15 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Carol Heiss of USA.
Feb 15 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by David Jenkins USA.
Feb 15 - Sjafroeddin Prawiranegara forms anti-government of Middle Sumatra.
Feb 16 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open.
Feb 17 - Comic strip "BC" 1st appears.
Feb 17 - WETV (now WPBA) TV channel 30 in Atlanta GA (PBS) begins broadcasting.
Feb 20 - Jockey Eddie Arcaro rides his 4,000th winner.
Feb 20 - Los Angeles Coliseum Committee approves 2-year pact allows Dodgers to use facility.
Feb 20 - Test rocket explodes in Cape Canaveral.
Feb 21 - "Portotino" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 3 performances.
Feb 21 - Egypt-Syria as UAR elect Nasser President. (99.9% vote)
Feb 22 - Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days.
Feb 22 - Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR).
Feb 23 - Last Municipal arc light, Mission & 25th removed (installed in 1913).
Feb 23 - Arturo Frondizi elected President of Argentina.
Feb 23 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR.
Feb 23 - Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
Feb 25 - Bertrand Russell launches the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
Feb 28 - One of the worst school bus accidents in US history occurred at Prestonsburg, Kentucky, killing 27.
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Mar 1 - Samuel Alphonsus Stritch, 9th bishop (4th archbishop) of the Roman Catholic diocese of Chicago, appointed Pro-Perfect of the Propagaion of Faith thus becomming the 1st American member of the Roman Curia.
Mar 2 - 1st surface crossing of Antarctic continent is completed in 99 days
Mar 2 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open.
Mar 2 - A British team led by Sir vivian Fuchs completes the 1st crossing of the Antarctic in Snow-car caterpillar tractors & dogsled teams in 99 days.
Mar 2 - Yemen announces it will join the United Arab Republic.
Mar 3 - KTVU TV channel 2 in Oakland-San Francisco CA (IND) 1st broadcast.
Mar 3 - Nuri ash Said becomes premier of Iraq.
Mar 5 - Explorer 2 fails to reach Earth orbit.
Mar 5 - KDUH TV channel 4 in Scottsbluff-Hay Spring NE (ABC) 1st broadcast.
Mar 7 - Chicago Cardinals announce they will play their 1958 opener in Buffalo.
Mar 8 - USS Wisconsin is decomissioned, leaving the US Navy without an active battleship for the first time since 1896.
Mar 8 - Silky Sullivan comes from 40 lengths back to win by 3 at Santa Anita.
Mar 8 - William Faulkner says US schools degenerated to become babysitters.
Mar 9 - George Yardley (Pistons) is 1st NBAer to score 2,000 points in season.
Mar 10 - Birth of actress Sharon Stone in Meadville, PA.
Mar 11 - The US B-47 bomber drops a nuclear bomb in the Mars Bluff, South Carolina.
Mar 11 - Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21".
Mar 11 - Starting this season, American League batters are required to wear batting helmets.
Mar 13 - Birth of NY Republican Representative Rick A Lazio.
Mar 13 - Govt troops land in Sumatra Indonesia.
Mar 14 - RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) is created and certifies 1st gold record... Perry Como's "Catch A Falling Star."
Mar 14 - South Africa government disallows ANC.
Mar 14 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
Mar 14 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test.
Mar 15 - "Body Beautiful" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 60 performances.
Mar 15 - KULR TV channel 8 in Billings MT (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting.
Mar 15 - Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati scores a NCAA midwest region-record 56 points.
Mar 15 - Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapsed during a playoff game with encephalitis. He goes into a coma & is permanently disabled.
Mar 16 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
Mar 17 - Navy launches Vanguard 1 satellite into orbit (2nd US), measures Earth shape.
Mar 18 - Dodgers announces mascot/clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958.
Mar 19 - Britain's 1st planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's in London.
Mar 20 - 50" snow across the Mason-Dixon line.
Mar 20 - Greek Clandestine Burasi Bizim Radio (communist), Voice of Truth 1st transmission.
Mar 20 - Birth of actress Holly Hunter.
Mar 21 - Birth of actor Gary Oldman.
Mar 21 - 1st presentation of West Point's Sylvanus Thayer Award.
Mar 21 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test.
Mar 22 - 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72.
Mar 22 - Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi-Arabia.
Mar 22 - Liz Taylor's 3rd divorce (Mike Todd).
Mar 22 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR.
Mar 24 - Elvis Presley joins the army.
Mar 25 - Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champion to win 5 times.
Mar 25 - West German parliament desires German atomic weapons.
Mar 26 - 30th Academy Awards - "Bridge on the River Kwai", Alec Guinness & Joanne Woodward win. (Other nominees: "12 Angry Men" with Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose; "Peyton Place" with Jerry Wald; "Sayonara" with William Goetz; "Witness for the Prosecution" with Arthur Hornblow, Jr; Best Actor: Alec Guinness, "Bridge on the River Kwai"; Best Actress: Joanne Woodward, "Three Faces of Eve"
Mar 26 - US Army launches America's third successful satellite, Explorer III.
Mar 27 - Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
Mar 27 - Birth of NY Republican Representative Susan Molinari.
Mar 27 - CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records.
Mar 27 - Havana Hilton opens.
Mar 29 - US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Carol Heiss.
Mar 29 - US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by David Jenkins.
Mar 31 - US Navy forms atomic sub division.
Mar 31 - USSR suspends nuclear weapons tests, & urges US and Britain to do same.
Mar 31 - Birth of actor Ken Meeker, New York, NY. (Rafe Garretson-One Life to Live)
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Apr 1 - KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka CA (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting.
Apr 2 - National Advisory Council on Aeronautics renamed NASA.
Apr 2 - Wind speed reaches record 450 kph in tornado in Wichita Falls, TX.
Apr 2 - Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens.
Apr 3 - "Say, Darling" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 332 performances.
Apr 3 - Fidel Castro's rebels attacked Havana.
Apr 3 - Birth of actor Alec Baldwin, Amityville, NY.
Apr 4 - 1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston England).
Apr 4 - Daughter of actress Lana Turner stabs her mother's gangster lover to death; eventually ruled self defence.
Apr 6 - Arnold Palmer wins 1st major golf tournament-the Masters.
Apr 7 - Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at Los Angeles Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line.
Apr 10 - Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco.
Apr 11 - Brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated (San Francisco).
Apr 12 - 12th NBA Championship St Louis Hawks beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2.
Apr 12 - 12th Tony Awards: Sunrise at Campobello & Music Man win.
Apr 14 - Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere.
Apr 15 - 10th Emmy Awards: Gunsmoke, Robert Young & Jane Wyatt win.
Apr 15 - 1st baseball game in California, San Francisco Giants beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-0.
Apr 16 - 22nd Golf Masters Championship Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284.
Apr 16 - French government of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis.
Apr 17 - Brussel's (Belgium) World Fair opens; known as Expo '58.
Apr 18 - National League single-game record of 78,682, Giants lose to Dogers 6-5, in Los Angeles.
Apr 19 - 62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalic of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54.
Apr 20 - Buses replace Key System trains in San Francisco area at 3 AM.
Apr 20 - Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup.
Apr 20 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open.
Apr 20 - Morocco demands departure of Spanish troops.
Apr 21 - Birth of actress Andie MacDowell, Gaffney, SC.
Apr 23 - Gil Hodges hits his 300th homerun & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game.
Apr 24 - Lee Walls hits 3 homerunS, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2.
Apr 28 - Vanguard TV-5 failed launch for Earth orbit.
Apr 28 - Vice President Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America.
Apr 28 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
Apr 29 - Birth of actress Michelle Pfeiffer, Santa Ana, CA.
Apr 30 - Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits.
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May 1 - Arturo Frondizi sworn in as President of Argentina.
May 2 - Yankees threaten to broadcast games nationwide if National League goes ahead with plans to broadcast, games into New York City.
May 3 - 84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05.
May 3 - WINS suspends Alan Freed for causing a riot in Boston, he quits.
May 4 - Alberto Lleras Camargo chosen President of Colombia.
May 5 - KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque NM (PBS) begins broadcasting.
May 5 - Pulitzer prize awarded to James Agee for Death in the Family.
May 5 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
May 7 - Major Howard Johnson, USAF, sets aircraft altitude record in F-104 (Lockheed Starfighter), 27,810 meters.
May 8 - President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock.
May 8 - Vice President Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru.
May 9 - Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship.
May 11 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open.
May 11 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island.
May 11 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
May 12 - "Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" by Dicky Doo and The Dont's hits #40.
May 12 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
May 12 - Formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement signed between the United States and Canada.
May 13 - Vice President Richard M. Nixon's car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela.
May 13 - French settlers riot against French army in Algeria.
May 13 - Jordan & Iraq form the Arab Federation.
May 13 - Pierre Pflimlin forms French Government.
May 13 - Rioters attack US Vice President Nixon in Venezuala.
May 13 - Stan Musial, is 8th to get 3,000 hits.
May 15 - Soviet Union launches Sputnik 3.
May 16 - Eli Beeding experiences 83 g deceleration on a rocket sled, New Mexico.
May 16 - Walter Irwin flies 2,259 KPH in F-104A Starfighter.
May 17 - Emergency crisis proclaimed in Algeria.
May 18 - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open.
May 18 - An F-104 Starfighter sets a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph.
May 18 - "South Pacific" soundtrack album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks.
May 19 - Premiere of Harold Pinter's "Birthday Party" in London.
May 19 - US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).
May 20 - US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests).
May 21 - US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests).
May 23 - Mao Tse Tung starts "Great leap forward" movement in China.
May 23 - Birth of actor/comedian Drew Carey.
May 23 - Explorer I stopped transmission.
May 24 - "New Girl in Town" closes at 46th St Theater New York City after 432 performances.
May 24 - President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion.
May 24 - UP & International News Service merge into United Press International.
May 26 - Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed.
May 26 - Union Square, San Fransisco becomes state historical landmark.
May 28 - French Government of Pflimlin resigns/200,000 demonstrate against De Gaulle.
May 28 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open.
May 29 - Real Madrid wins 3rd Europe Cup 1 in Brussels.
May 30 - Unidentified soldiers killed in action during World War II and the Korean War are buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.
May 31 - Dick Dale invents "surf music" with "Let's Go Trippin".
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Jun 1 - Charles de Gaulle becomes premier of France, remaining in power until 1969.
Jun 1 - Iceland extends its fishing limits to 12 miles.
Jun 16 - Imre Nagy is hanged for treason in Hungary.
Jun 22 - Game in KC between A's & Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado.
Jun 26 - Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated.
Jun 26 - Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
Jun 27 - Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th.
Jun 29 - Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 in soccer's 6th World Cup at Stockholm.
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July 3 - "The Andy Williams Show" premiers on ABC. Then later on CBS & NBC.
July 6 - Alaska becomes the 49th state.
July 7 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into United States law.
July 8 - AL beats NL 4-3 in 25th All Star Game (Memorial Stadium, Baltimore).
July 8 - 7.5 Richter scale earthquake makes Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock & ice into Lituya Bay, Alaska produces a huge 1,800ft wave up the mountain.
July 10 - 1st parking meter installed in England (625 installed).
July 14 - Iraqi Revolution: The monarch in Iraq is overthrown by Arab nationalists and Abdul Karim Kassem becomes the nation's new leader.
July 15 - Pres Eisenhower sends 5,000 United States Marines to Beirut, Lebanon for 3 months to protect the pro-Western government there at request of President Chamoun, who fears overthrow.
July 20 - Various rebel groups in Cuba join forces, but communists do not join the deal.
July 23 - 1st 4 women named to peerage in House of Lords, Britain.
July 25 - "Sensational" Sherri Martel wins wrestling's WWF woman's title.
July 26 - Army launches 4th US successful satellite, Explorer IV.
July 29 - Pres Eisenhower signs NASA & Space Act of 1958.
July 29 - Congress formally creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
July 29 - Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running.
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Aug 1 - Postage stamps up to $0.04... It had been $0.03 for 26 years.
Aug 3 - Nuclear powered submarine, USS Nautilus begins 1st crossing of Arctic Ocean under icecap.
Aug 4 - Dumont TV Network crumbles.
Aug 6 - Glenn Davis sets record of 49.2 in 400-meter hurdles.
Aug 7 - Birth of New York City Marathon Winner, Alberto Salazar.
Aug 14 - Canadian Football League plays 1st game: Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21.
Aug 14 - Cleveland Indian, Vic Power steals home twice in 1 game.
Aug 14 - KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99.
Aug 14 - Birth of NBA star, LA Laker Earvin (Magic) Johnson.
Aug 14 - Gladys L Presley, mom of Elvis, dies at 46.
Aug 16 - Birth of singer/acress Madonna (Ciccone) in Bay City, Michigan.
Aug 17 - World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec.
Aug 18 - Betsy Palmer joins the Today Show panel.
Aug 18 - Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde.
Aug 18 - Great Britain issues regional stamps of N Ireland, Scotland & Wales.
Aug 18 - Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, published.
Aug 18 - TV game show scandal investigation starts.
Aug 19 - NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters.
Aug 20 - Dale Long becomes 1st major league lefty catcher in 52 years.
Aug 20 - Detroit Tiger Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0.
Aug 21 - KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions.
Aug 22 - Argos' Boyd Carter, Dave Mann combine for record 131-yd punt return.
Aug 23 - Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours.
Aug 29 - Air Force Academy opens.
Aug 29 - Birth of singer Michael Jackson in Gary, Indiana.
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Sept 1 - St Louis Cardinal Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a record 9 men in a shutout.
Sept 5 - "Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak published in the US.
Sept 5 - 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte NC.
Sept 8 - Oman turns over Gwadur (on BalŁchist n coast) to Pakistan.
Sept 9 - Pirate Roberto Clemente ties record of 3 triples in a game.
Sept 15 - Commuter train crashes through drawbridge in Newark, NJ, killing 48.
Sept 20 - Baltimore Oriole knuckler Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits NY Yankees 1-0.
Sept 20 - Martin Luther King Jr stabbed in chest by a deranged black woman in New York City.
Sept 21 - 1st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours, lands, Dallas Tx.
Sept 24 - 1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Ia.
Sept 26 - Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (England) in 18th America's Cup.
Sept 27 - Hurricane Vera kills 615 in Honshu, Japan.
Sept 28 - Guinea votes for independence from France.
Sept 28 - New French constitution adopted.
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Oct 1 - NASA starts operations and replaces the NACA.
Oct 2 - Guinea gains independence from France.
Oct 4 - Transatlantic coml jet passenger service began (BOAC)
Oct 7 - Potter Stewart appointed to US Supreme Court
Oct 7 - US manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury
Oct 9 - NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series. (NY Yankees appear in 9, & win 7 of the last 10 World Series)
Oct 9 - Pope Pius XII dies.
Oct 11 - 2nd US Moon probe, Pioneer 1, reaches 113,810 km, falls back
Oct 16 - Birth of actor Tim Robbins.
Oct 23 - Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Proze for Literature
Oct 26 - PanAm flies the 1st transatlantic jet trip; NY to Paris
Oct 28 - Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, elected Pope, taking the name John XXIII
During the International Geophysical Year, Earth's magnetosphere is discovered.
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Nov 15 - Actor Tyrone Power dies of a heart attack at 44
Nov 22 - Actress Jamie Lee Curtis born in Los Angeles, CA
Nov 23 - "Have Gun, Will Travel!" debuts on radio.
Nov 27 - USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany
Nov 30 - 1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me
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Dec 1 - Central African Republic becomes independent from France.
Dec 1 - Our Lady of Angels School burns, killing 92 students & 3 nuns (Chicago)
Dec 1 - "Flower Drum Song" opens at St James Theater NYC for 602 performances
Dec 2 - Benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg
Dec 2 - 24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB)
Dec 5 - Phils drops plans for NY sportcast as Yankees threat to do same in Philadelphia.
Dec 6 - US Lunar probe Pioneer 3 reaches 107,269 km, falls back.
Dec 9 - Robert H W Welch, Jr & 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form the anti-Communist John Birch Society.
Dec 10 - 1st domestic (NY - Miami) passenger jet flight, National 707, flew 111.
Dec 11 - Archibald MacLeish's "JB" premiers in NY, NY.
Dec 18 - 1st test project of Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equipment.
Dec 19 - 1st radio broadcast from space (recorded Christmas message by President Eisenhower: "To all mankind, America's wish for Peace on Earth & Good Will to Men Everywhere.")
Dec 21 - Charles De Gaulle wins 7 year term as 1st President of 5th Repulic of France.
Dec 22 - "Chipmunk Song" (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) reaches #1.
Dec 22 - "Whoop-Up" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 56 performances.
Dec 23 - "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 38 performances.
Dec 25 - Alan Freed's Christmas Rock & Roll Spectacular opens.
Dec 28 - Baltimore Colts beat NY Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game.
Dec 29 - TV soap, "Young Dr. Malone" debuts.
Dec 30 - French franc devalued.
Dec 31 - International Geophysical Year ends.
Dec 31 - Willie Shoemaker 1st jockey to win national riding championship 4 times.
Dec 31 - 47th Davis Cup; USA beats Australia in Brisband, 3-2.
Dec 31 - Cuban dictator Batista flees.