1957

1957 was a year to remember in a number of fields. In literature, for example, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road was published. This work was a major piece in the Beat genre and sketches out the beginning of the Counterculture movement in the United States.

1957

This was also the year that Ayn Rand’s most famous work, Atlas Shrugged, was published. A famously divisive work, this was undeniably Rand’s greatest and most influential piece.

This was an important year for theatre, film, and television as well. In theatre, Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story opened on Broadway. In film, Loving You and Jailhouse Rock were released in the US, starring Elvis Presley. The former of the two was his first starring role. This year was also when The Bridge on the River Kwaipremiered in the United Kingdom. The film would go on to win Best Picture at the 30th Academy Awards in 1958.

In television, Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was telecast live on CBS. This year, CBS’s The Seven Lively Arts presented Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker, for the first time on American television. 1957 was also the year that Leave It to Beaver premiered. The show would attain cultural icon status, with its idealized portrayal of suburban life in America.

There were some major cultural events that occurred this year, too. This was the year that Elvis Presley bought Graceland, his famous estate in Memphis, Tennessee. The Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles this year, bringing the legendary franchise to California. 1957 was also the year that Paul McCartney and John Lennon met for the first time in Liverpool, England. The meeting occurred three years before The Beatles were formed. In space exploration, this was the year that the Soviets launched Sputnik 2. This mission launched the first animal to orbit the Earth, a dog, called Laika.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Country: United States of America

Pyaasa

Pyaasa

Directed by: Guru Dutt

Starring: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Country: United States of America

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States of America

A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1957 ?
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Blue Camellia by Frances Parkinson Keyes

Blue Camellia

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SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 432 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition assumed with none stated. JULIAN MESSNER, NY 1957.

The Fbi Story by Don Whitehead

The Fbi Story

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informative

The Organization Man by William H. Whyte Jr

The Organization Man

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The Organization Man is the first complete study of a way of life that many Americans are now leading, and that many more are likely to lead.

The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop

The Day Christ Died

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"This is a book about the most dramatic day in the history of the world, the day on which Jesus of Nazareth died.

Stay Alive All Your Life by Norman Vincent Peale

Stay Alive All Your Life

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"Those who received help from The Power of Positive Thinking will find in these pages further guidance toward a more dynamic and creative life."

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1957 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Michael
  2. James
  3. David
  4. Robert
  5. John
  6. William
  7. Mark
  8. Richard
  9. Thomas
  10. Steven
Top #10 female names
  1. Mary
  2. Susan
  3. Linda
  4. Debra
  5. Karen
  6. Deborah
  7. Cynthia
  8. Patricia
  9. Barbara
  10. Donna
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1957?


Events

  • 01 Jan France returns Saar to become the 10th state of German Federal Republic.
  • 02 Jan The San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges merge to form the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange.
  • 03 Jan First electric watch introduced, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • 04 Jan Blondie situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)
  • 05 Jan US President Dwight Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Middle East.
  • 06 Jan Elvis Presley makes his 7th and final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 09 Jan Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper Truth
  • 10 Jan Anthony Eden resigns and Harold Macmillan becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain.
  • 11 Jan The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
  • 12 Jan Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded.
  • 13 Jan Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate.
  • 14 Jan Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
  • 15 Jan Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new three-year lease for Ebbets Field.
  • 16 Jan 3 B-52s leave California for 1st non-stop round world flights
  • 17 Jan 9-county commission recommends creation of BART
  • 20 Jan Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.
  • 21 Jan KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Jan Israeli forces withdraw from the Sinai Penisula.
  • 23 Jan Ku Klux Klan members force truck driver Willie Edwards to jump off a bridge into the Alabama River he drowns as a result.
  • 25 Jan FBI arrests Jack and Myra Sobel, charged with spying for the USSR.
  • 26 Jan India annexes Kashmir.
  • 27 Jan Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open.
  • 28 Jan Tonight! America After Dark premieres, with Jack Lescoulie and Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen and Jack Paar)
  • 30 Jan US Congress accepts "Eisenhower-doctrine".
  • 31 Jan Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished.
  • 01 Feb 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline
  • 02 Feb Candide closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • 03 Feb Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open.
  • 04 Feb First electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse, New York, USA).
  • 05 Feb Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Piano Concert
  • 10 Feb Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
  • 11 Feb KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 12 Feb Researchers announce Borazan (harder than diamonds) has been developed.
  • 13 Feb Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 14 Feb Georgia Senate unanimously approves Senator Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites.
  • 15 Feb Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister.
  • 16 Feb The ''Toddlers' Truce'', a controversial television close down between 6.00pm and 7.00pm is abolished in the United Kingdom.
  • 17 Feb Suez Canal reopens
  • 18 Feb Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is executed by the British colonial government.
  • 20 Feb Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 versus England, 13 wickets for match.
  • 21 Feb Dodgers (Ft Worth) and Cubs (LA) trade minor league franchises
  • 22 Feb Jockey Ted Atkinson records his 3,500th win.
  • 23 Feb Mr Wonderful closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances
  • 25 Feb US Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust-exempt professional sport.
  • 27 Feb Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an X: Xavier Cugat Show on NBC (until X-Files)
  • 01 Mar Ziegfeld Follies of 1957 opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 performances
  • 03 Mar Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Markham and Jones (GRB)
  • 04 Mar The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
  • 05 Mar Sgt Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley (Elvis Pelvin)
  • 06 Mar Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from United Kingdom.
  • 07 Mar The United States Congress approves the Eisenhower Doctrine.
  • 08 Mar Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships.
  • 09 Mar A magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.
  • 10 Mar Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy.
  • 13 Mar Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana, Cuba.
  • 14 Mar Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns.
  • 15 Mar 3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb (Britain)
  • 16 Mar 9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young and Loretta Young
  • 17 Mar Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted
  • 18 Mar WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins
  • 20 Mar Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it.
  • 22 Mar Earthquake gives San Francisco, California the shakes.
  • 23 Mar US army sells last homing pigeons.
  • 25 Mar NBA modifies the free-throw rule.
  • 26 Mar 22-year-old Elvis Presley buys Graceland on 3734 Bellevue Boulevard (Highway 51 South) for $US100,000. He and his family move from the house on 1034 Audubon Drive.
  • 27 Mar 29th Academy Awards: Around World in 80 Days, Yul Brynner, and Ingrid Bergman win.
  • 29 Mar The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
  • 31 Mar Elections to the Territorial Assembly of the French colony Upper Volta are held. After the elections PDU and MDV form a government.
  • 01 Apr WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, LA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 05 Apr In India, Communists win the first elections in united Kerala and E.M.S. Namboodiripad is sworn in as the first chief minister.
  • 06 Apr New York City ends trolley car service
  • 07 Apr Last of New York's electric trolleys completes its final run.
  • 09 Apr Suez Canal cleared for all shipping.
  • 10 Apr Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns.
  • 11 Apr Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires
  • 12 Apr Jim Spalding sets a 2088-pin nine-game bowling record.
  • 13 Apr Shinbone Alley opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 14 Apr Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open.
  • 15 Apr Congress gives Post Office $41M; restoring Saturday mail delivery
  • 17 Apr Suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams is found not guilty of murder at the Old Bailey.
  • 20 Apr 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Connecticut in 2:20:05.
  • 21 Apr Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum
  • 22 Apr All NL teams intergates, John Irwin Kennedy is 1st black on Phillies
  • 24 Apr Chicago Cubs' pitchers walk National League record nine Cincinnati Reds in 5th inning.
  • 25 Apr WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 26 Apr Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens
  • 28 Apr WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 29 Apr First military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA.
  • 01 May Flevo Boys soccer team forms in Emmeloord
  • 02 May Vincent Gigante fails to assassinate mafioso Frank Costello in Manhattan.
  • 03 May Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
  • 04 May 83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2.
  • 05 May Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open.
  • 06 May Last broadcast of I Love Lucy on CBS-TV
  • 07 May Maj Johnson, USAAF flies a Lockheed Starfight to 17.28 miles (27.8 K)
  • 10 May Dmitri Sjostakovitsch 2nd Piano concert, premieres in Moscow
  • 11 May Gabriel Paris forms Government of Colombia.
  • 12 May Erich von Stroheim, Austrian/US actor (Grand Illusion), dies at age 71.
  • 14 May New Girt in Town opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 432 performances
  • 15 May 18,000 people at Madison Square Garden - Billy Graham launched a crusade
  • 16 May Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae
  • 17 May School desegregation law, Brown vs. Board of education
  • 18 May 83rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2.
  • 19 May Adone Zoli forms Italian Government.
  • 21 May French Government of Mollet resigns.
  • 22 May KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 24 May Anti-American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 25 May Shinbone Alley closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 26 May Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open.
  • 27 May Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.
  • 28 May WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 29 May New York City Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast.
  • 30 May Real Madrid wins second Europe Cup 1 in Madrid, Spain.
  • 31 May Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
  • 01 Jun 1st US runner breaks 4 minute mile (Don Bowden)
  • 02 Jun Fay Crocker wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • 04 Jun May and Cowdrey make 411 stand vs. WI Ramadhin bowls 98 overs
  • 05 Jun New York narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes.
  • 06 Jun The decision of the Automobile Manufacturers Association (in the USA) to ban race involvement is announced. The ban on racing involvement includes not helping others, not supply pace cars, not publicize any results, not advertise any features of passenger cars that suggest speed.
  • 09 Jun Anthony Eden resigns as British Prime Minister.
  • 10 Jun 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs
  • 12 Jun Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)
  • 13 Jun Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • 14 Jun 42.0 cm rain falls on East St. Louis, Illinois (state record)
  • 15 Jun Ziegfeld Follies of 1957 closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 performances
  • 16 Jun French offensive in Algeria
  • 17 Jun So Rare by Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra peaks at #2
  • 18 Jun John Diefenbacker (Conservative) takes office as Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 21 Jun Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister.
  • 22 Jun The Soviet Union launches an R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar).
  • 24 Jun I Love Lucy, last airs on CBS-TV
  • 25 Jun Jonathan Winters Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 27 Jun 390 die by Hurricane Audrey in coastal Louisiana and Texas, USA.
  • 28 Jun Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron to team
  • 29 Jun Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj and Sjepilov leave USSR communist party
  • 01 Jul WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield / Keene / Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 02 Jul 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback
  • 04 Jul Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase
  • 05 Jul 71st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper (62 61 62)
  • 06 Jul 64th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (63 62)
  • 07 Jul Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast
  • 08 Jul Baeball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
  • 09 Jul Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced.
  • 12 Jul US Surgeon General Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer
  • 14 Jul Soviet steamer Eshghbad sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270
  • 15 Jul Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die
  • 16 Jul Marine Major John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (3:28:08).
  • 19 Jul First rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada, USA.
  • 21 Jul 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
  • 24 Jul KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Jul Monarchy in Tunisa abolished in favor of a republic.
  • 26 Jul Mickey Mantle hits career home run number 200.
  • 28 Jul Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)
  • 29 Jul Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 01 Aug Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Brooklyn)
  • 03 Aug British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
  • 04 Aug Juan Manuel Fangio, driving for Maserati, wins the Formula One German Grand Prix, clinching (with 4 wins that season) his record 5th world drivers championship, including his 4th consecutive championship (also a record) these 2 records endure for nearly half a century.
  • 05 Aug American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage ''baby-boomers'' by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.
  • 08 Aug USSR offers Syria economic / military aid
  • 09 Aug 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
  • 11 Aug Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • 15 Aug David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
  • 17 Aug Richie Ashburn, fouls hit fan Alice Roth twice in same at bat 1st one breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher
  • 18 Aug Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
  • 19 Aug US Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon
  • 20 Aug Simply Heavenly opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • 21 Aug 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 Semiorka-rocket)
  • 22 Aug Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 25 Aug Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao
  • 26 Aug USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • 27 Aug Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes
  • 28 Aug US Senator Strom Thurmond begins 24-hour filibuster against civil rights bill.
  • 29 Aug US Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957.
  • 30 Aug US senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights
  • 31 Aug Malayasia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain
  • 01 Sep Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400
  • 02 Sep 1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die
  • 03 Sep Dodgers play last game in Jersey City (11-4 in NJ)
  • 04 Sep Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school
  • 05 Sep Cuban Dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising
  • 06 Sep Elvis records White Xmas, Silent Night andHere Comes Santa Claus
  • 07 Sep 71st US Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Louise Brough (63 62)
  • 08 Sep 77th US Mens Tennis: M J Anderson beats Ashley J Cooper (108 75 64)
  • 09 Sep Diana by Paul Anka reaches #1
  • 10 Sep Mask & Gown opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • 12 Sep Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits US
  • 14 Sep ''Have Gun, Will Travel'' premieres on CBS.
  • 15 Sep Bachelor Father with John Forsythe premieres
  • 16 Sep Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)
  • 17 Sep 2 male attorneys stand in as actress Sophia Loren and producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico
  • 18 Sep Wagon Train premieres
  • 19 Sep First underground nuclear explosion (Las Vegas, Nevada).
  • 21 Sep Perry Mason with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV
  • 22 Sep Maverick premieres
  • 23 Sep Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
  • 24 Sep Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
  • 25 Sep 300 US Army troops guard nine black kids' return to Central High School in Arkansas.
  • 26 Sep West Side Story opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 734 performances
  • 27 Sep Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built
  • 28 Sep Dollar A Second, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 29 Sep DuPont Show of the Month, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 30 Sep French government of Mauroy, resigns due to Algeria
  • 01 Oct B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of the USSR attack
  • 02 Oct New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores
  • 03 Oct Willy Brandt elected Mayor of West Berlin
  • 04 Oct Leave It to Beaver, debuts on CBS
  • 05 Oct 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
  • 06 Oct Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open
  • 07 Oct American Bandstand premieres
  • 08 Oct Procter and Gamble-director N McElroy becomes US Minister of Defense
  • 09 Oct U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
  • 10 Oct Accident at British nuclear reactor in Windsdale
  • 11 Oct US Air Force Colonel Paul Irving "Pappy" Gunn is killed in the crash of a Twin Beech plane in the Philippines.
  • 12 Oct Mask & Gown closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • 13 Oct German Democratic Republic recalls the East Mark and issues new currency.
  • 14 Oct Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian Monarch to open up an annual session of the Canadian Parliament, presenting her Speech from the Throne in Ottawa, Canada.
  • 15 Oct Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players
  • 16 Oct Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
  • 17 Oct Copper & Brass opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 19 Oct Damn Yankees closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 1,022 performances
  • 20 Oct Karachi A (277-0d) beat Sind A by an innings w / o losing a wkt
  • 21 Oct Giants purchase Class-A Phoenix team
  • 22 Oct Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany
  • 23 Oct First test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3.
  • 24 Oct Cin Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
  • 25 Oct Russian Minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
  • 26 Oct Vatican Radio begins broadcasting.
  • 27 Oct Celal Bayar re-elected President of Turkey
  • 28 Oct WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 29 Oct Israel's prime minister David Ben Gurion and five of his ministers are injured when a hand grenade is tossed into Israel's parliament, the Knesset.
  • 30 Oct Soviet Union launches, Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika
  • 31 Oct Jamaica opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances
  • 01 Nov KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Nov First titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio, USA.
  • 03 Nov USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
  • 04 Nov 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
  • 06 Nov Rumple opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 07 Nov Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 08 Nov Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • 11 Nov Demolition begins on cable car barn at California and Hyde (San Francisco)
  • 14 Nov Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • 15 Nov US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years and US$3,000 fine.
  • 16 Nov Copper & Brass closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 17 Nov WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 18 Nov Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
  • 19 Nov Antonin Novotny appointed President of Czechoslovakia
  • 22 Nov Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in New York
  • 25 Nov US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech.
  • 26 Nov WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 27 Nov Army withdraws for Little Rock Ark, after Central HS integration
  • 28 Nov Look Homeward, Angel with Anthony Perkins premieres in New York City
  • 29 Nov New York Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers and Giants
  • 30 Nov Happy Hunting closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances
  • 01 Dec In Indonesia, Sukarno announces the nationalization of 246 Dutch businesses.
  • 02 Dec 1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn)
  • 03 Dec 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB).
  • 04 Dec The Lewisham train disaster in the UK leaves 92 dead.
  • 05 Dec New York City becomes first city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law).
  • 06 Dec AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987).
  • 07 Dec Tony Kubek of the New York Yankees selected as American League Rookie of the Year.
  • 10 Dec Canadian diplomat Lester B. Pearson receives the Nobel Peace Prize for his peackeeping efforts in the United Nations.
  • 11 Dec Jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra
  • 12 Dec US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond).
  • 14 Dec Most Happy Fella closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 performances
  • 16 Dec Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • 17 Dec US successfully test-fires Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • 18 Dec Shippingport Atomic Power Stn, 1st nuke plant to generate electricity
  • 19 Dec Music Man opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances
  • 20 Dec Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service
  • 21 Dec Indonesia proclaims end to state of war.
  • 22 Dec KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
  • 25 Dec Ed Gein found insane of murder
  • 29 Dec Singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
  • 30 Dec Israeli government of Ben-Gurion resigns.
  • 31 Dec Disneyland in Anaheim, California, welcomes its 10-millionth guest.