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1957Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising

1957Gangster Frank Costello escapes an assassination attempt made by rival mobsters

1957Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Phila 111-89

1957Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open

195777th US Men's Tennis: M J Anderson beats Ashley J Cooper (10-8 7-5 6-4)

1957Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

1957Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

1957Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.

1957Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly and Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show

1957Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

1957Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates

1957Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba

1957Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

1957US murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim

1957"Look Homeward, Angel" with Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC

1957Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1957"That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1

1957Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" premieres in London

1957Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" premieres in NYC

1957Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP

1957Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season

1957Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open

1957Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200

1957"All that Fall", first radio play by Samuel Beckett, aired on BBC Third Programme

1957John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner

1957Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"

195712th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

1957Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1957Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"

1957Ed Gein found insane of murder

1957"The Bridge on the River Kwai", starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released

1957Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.

1957NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president

195764th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (6-3 6-2)

195771st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper (6-2 6-1 6-2)

1957Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)

1957Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to NY Giants

1957Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open

1957US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev

1957Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open

1957Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens

1957Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam

1957Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service

1957Frick overrules & names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team

1957Graham Greene's "Potting Shed," premieres in NYC

1957Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)

1957Centenary of Dred Scott slavery court decision marked by rediscovery of Scott's grave

1957Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)

1957Two male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico

1957French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

1957Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary

1957The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show airs on NBC due to lack of national sponsorship

1957Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires

1957Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

1957 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince & the Pauper," premieres in London 
Jan 1
France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep 
Jan 1
International Geophysical Year begins; ends 6/30/1958 (18-mo year) 
Jan 1
George Town, Penang becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 
Jan 1
An Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough RUC barracks in one of the most famous incidents of the IRA's Operation Harvest. 
Jan 3
1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa 
Jan 4
"Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS) 
Jan 4
Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000 
Jan 5
Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to NY Giants 
Jan 5
Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East 
Jan 6
Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show 
Jan 6
Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow Russia 
Jan 9
British premier Anthony Eden resigns 
Jan 9
Checheno-Ingush ASSR reformed in RSFSR 
Jan 9
Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper "Truth" 
Jan 9
Kalmyk Autonomous Region reformed in RSFSR 
Jan 9
Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region reestablished in RSFSR 
Jan 10
Anthony Eden resigns & Harold Macmillan becomes PM Britain 
Jan 10
Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates 
Jan 11
The African Convention is founded in Dakar. 
Jan 11
Mass-murderer Jack Gilbert Graham is executed via the Gas Chamber. 
Jan 12
Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded 
Jan 13
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate 
Jan 13
Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open 
Jan 13
NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 19-10 
Jan 13
Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee 
Jan 13
"All that Fall", first radio play by Samuel Beckett, aired on BBC Third Programme 
Jan 15
Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new 3 year lease for Ebbets Field 
Jan 16
3 B-52s leave California for 1st non-stop round world flights 
Jan 16
Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance 
Jan 17
9-county commission recommends creation of BART 
Jan 18
3 B-52's set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hr 19 min 
Jan 19
USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 
Jan 20
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open 
Jan 20
Gomulka wins Poland's parliamentary election 
Jan 20
Morton Gould's "Declaration," premieres in Washington, DC 
Jan 21
KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Jan 22
Israeli forces withdraw from Sinai Peninsula 
Jan 22
Mad Bomber (George P Metesky) accused of 30 explosions, arrested 
Jan 25
FBI arrests Jack & Myra Sobel, charged with spying for USSR 
Jan 26
Bernanos & Poulenc's opera "Dialogue des Carmelites," premieres 
Jan 26
Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, forms 
Jan 26
India annexes Kashmir 
Jan 26
Joseph F Cairnes succeeds Lou Perini as Pres of Milwaukee Braves 
Jan 27
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open 
Jan 28
"Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar) 
Jan 29
Graham Greene's "Potting Shed," premieres in NYC 
Jan 30
US Congress accepts "Eisenhower-doctrine" 
Jan 31
Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished 
Jan 31
Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet. 
Feb 1
1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline 
Feb 1
Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam 
Feb 1
Felix Wankel's first working prototype DKM 54 of the Wankel engine was running at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany 
Feb 2
"Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances 
Feb 2
UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt 
Feb 3
Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open 
Feb 4
1st electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse NY) 
Feb 5
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Piano Concert 
Feb 8
SF Public Library's bookmobile initiated in front of City Hall 
Feb 10
Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open 
Feb 10
Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms 
Feb 11
KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Feb 11
NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president 
Feb 12
Researchers announce Borazan (harder than diamonds) been developed 
Feb 13
Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans 
Feb 14
Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites 
Feb 15
Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister 
Feb 16
The "Toddlers' Truce", a controversial television closedown between 6.00pm and 7.00pm was abolished in the United Kingdom. 
Feb 17
Fire in Warreton, Mo kills 72 
Feb 17
Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open 
Feb 17
Suez Canal reopens 
Feb 17
A fire at a home for the elderly in Warrenton, Missouri kills 72 people. 
Feb 18
Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan rebel leader is executed by the British colonial government. 
Feb 20
Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 v England, 13 wkts for match 
Feb 21
Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises 
Feb 22
Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win 
Feb 22
Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958 
Feb 23
"Mr Wonderful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances 
Feb 23
The founding congress of the Senegalese Popular Bloc is opened in Dakar. 
Feb 25
Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day" 
Feb 25
Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport 
Feb 27
Mao's famous speech to the Supreme State Conference "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People" expounding Maoist ideals 
Feb 27
Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files) 
Feb 28
Jockey Johnny Longden's 5,000th career victory 
Mar 1
"Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 perfs 
Mar 1
KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 1
Kokomo the Chimp becomes Today Show animal editor 
Mar 3
Corry Brokken wins Eurovision Song festival with "Just as then" 
Mar 3
Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Markham & Jones (GRB) 
Mar 3
Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul (CAN) 
Mar 3
Men's Figure Skating Champ in Colo Springs won by David Jenkins (USA) 
Mar 3
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open 
Mar 3
Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Colo Spr won by Carol Heiss (US) 
Mar 4
The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90. 
Mar 5
Eamon de Valera's Fianna Fail-party wins election in Ireland 
Mar 5
Sgt Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley (Elvis Pelvin) 
Mar 6
Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK 
Mar 6
Centenary of Dred Scott slavery court decision marked by rediscovery of Scott's grave 
Mar 8
1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston 
Mar 8
Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships 
Mar 8
USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 
Mar 9
8.1 earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska 
Mar 10
Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy 
Mar 12
German DR accepts 22 Russian divisions 
Mar 13
Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba 
Mar 14
Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns 
Mar 15
3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb (Britain) 
Mar 16
9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young & Loretta Young win 
Mar 16
Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
Mar 16
Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1 
Mar 17
Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted 
Mar 17
Presidential plane crashes on Mt. Manunggal in Cebu, Philippines killing 25 including Filipino President Ramon Magsaysay 
Mar 18
WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins 
Mar 19
Indians reject Boston's offer of $1 million for Herb Score 
Mar 20
Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it 
Mar 21
Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" premieres in NYC 
Mar 22
Earthquake gives SF shakes 
Mar 22
Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian 
Mar 23
19th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Kansas 54-53 (3 OTs) 
Mar 23
US army sells last homing pigeons 
Mar 25
NBA modifies the free-throw rule 
Mar 25
Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community (Common Mkt) 
Mar 27
29th Academy Awards - "Around World in 80 Days", Bergman, Brynner win 
Mar 28
1st National Curling Championship held 
Mar 30
1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony 
Apr 1
Trial begins in Budapest against participants october uprising 
Apr 1
WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, LA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 1
World's biggest glass oven used 
Apr 3
Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" premieres in London 
Apr 3
USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 
Apr 4
Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony, premieres in Paris 
Apr 6
NYC ends trolley car service 
Apr 6
USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests) 
Apr 6
Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines. 
Apr 7
21st Golf Masters Championship: Doug Ford wins, shooting a 283 
Apr 7
Last of NY's electric trolleys completes its final run 
Apr 9
Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy" premieres in Wash DC 
Apr 9
Suez Canal cleared for all shipping 
Apr 10
John Osborne's "Entertainer" premieres in London 
Apr 10
Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns 
Apr 10
Suez canal reopens for all traffic 
Apr 10
USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 
Apr 11
Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires 
Apr 11
Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes 1st jet to take-off & land vertically 
Apr 11
Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule. 
Apr 12
Jim Spalding set a 2088 pin nine-game bowling record 
Apr 12
USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 
Apr 13
"Shinbone Alley" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances 
Apr 13
11th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3 
Apr 13
11th Tony Awards: Long Days Journey into the Night & My Fair Lady win 
Apr 13
Due to lack of funds, Saturday mail delivery in US is temp halted 
Apr 14
Leah Neuberger wins her 8th women's singles ping pong championship 
Apr 14
Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open 
Apr 15
Congress gives Post Office $41M; restoring Saturday mail delivery 
Apr 15
KTVI TV channel 2 in Saint Louis, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Apr 15
Saturday mail delivery restored after Congress givs PO $41 million 
Apr 16
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1 
Apr 16
USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 
Apr 20
61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Conn in 2:20:05 
Apr 20
Yankee Bill Skowron becomes 3rd player to hit a ball out of Fenway 
Apr 21
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open 
Apr 21
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum 
Apr 22
All NL teams intergates, John Irwin Kennedy is 1st black on Phillies 
Apr 24
Chic Cub pitchers walk NL record 9 Reds in 5th inning 
Apr 25
1st experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated 
Apr 25
Ibrahim Hashim forms Jordanian government 
Apr 25
WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 26
Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens 
Apr 28
Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open 
Apr 28
WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Apr 29
1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir Va 
May 1
Flevo Boys soccer team forms in Emmeloord 
May 1
Larry King's 1st radio broadcast 
May 1
US gives Poland credit of $95 million 
May 1
Vanguard TV-1 booster test reaches 195 km 
May 2
Gangster Frank Costello escapes an assassination attempt made by rival mobsters 
May 4
83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2 
May 4
Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show 
May 4
Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam 
May 5
Adolf Scharf elected president of Austria 
May 5
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open 
May 6
Italian government of Segni resigns 
May 6
Last broadcast of "I Love Lucy" on CBS-TV 
May 6
Pulitzer prize awarded to John F Kennedy (Profiles in Courage) 
May 7
Indians' pitcher Herb Score is hit by a line drive off Gil McDougald 
May 10
1st meeting of legislative of Cameroon 
May 10
Dmitri Shostakovitsch's 2nd Piano concerto premieres in Moscow 
May 11
Gabriel Paris forms government of Colombia 
May 12
Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Smokey Golf Open 
May 14
"New Girl in Town" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 432 performances 
May 14
Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town" premieres in NYC 
May 15
18,000 people at Madison Sq Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade 
May 15
1st British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island) 
May 16
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae 
May 16
US launches its 3rd atomic submarine, USS Skate, at Groton Conn 
May 16
Yanks involved in Copacabana Incident, leads to Billy Martin trade 
May 17
Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (DC) 
May 17
School desegregation law, Brown v Board of education 
May 18
83rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2 
May 19
Adone Zoli forms Italian government 
May 21
French government of Mollet resigns 
May 22
KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting 
May 22
Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win 
May 22
South Africa government approves race separation in universities 
May 24
Anti-American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan 
May 24
Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia 
May 25
"Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances 
May 26
Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open 
May 27
Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format. 
May 28
NL approves Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to west coast 
May 28
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
May 28
WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting 
May 29
Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators 
May 29
Laos government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns 
May 29
NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast 
May 30
Real Madrid wins 2nd Europe Cup 1 in Madrid 
May 30
Test Cricket debut for Rohan Kanhai v England at Edgbaston 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Sam Hanks wins in 3:41:14.238 (218.229 km/h) 
May 31
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric) 
Jun 1
1st US runner breaks 4 minute mile (Don Bowden) [see May 5, 1956] 
Jun 2
Fay Crocker wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament 
Jun 2
US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev 
Jun 3
Howard Cosell's 1st TV show 
Jun 4
1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation 
Jun 4
May & Cowdrey make 411 stand v WI Ramadhin bowls 98 overs 
Jun 5
NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes 
Jun 7
Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey v Northants 
Jun 9
Anthony Eden resigns as British PM 
Jun 9
First ascent of Broad Peak (the world's 12th highest mountain). 
Jun 10
3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs 
Jun 10
Harold MacMillan becomes British PM 
Jun 10
John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada 
Jun 11
12 die in a train crash in Vroman Colo 
Jun 12
Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs) 
Jun 12
Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak) 
Jun 13
Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth Mass 
Jun 13
Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season 
Jun 14
42.0 cm rain falls on East St Louis, Illinois (state record) 
Jun 14
Edouard Carpentier beats Lou Thesz, to become NWA wrestling champ 
Jun 15
"Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 perf 
Jun 15
42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St Louis, Ill (state record) 
Jun 15
57th US Golf Open: Dick Mayer shoots a 282 at Inverness Club in Toledo 
Jun 15
89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6 
Jun 15
Yanks trade Billy Martin & Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran 
Jun 16
French offensive in Algeria 
Jun 16
White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Wash Senators 8-6 
Jun 17
"So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orch peaks at #2 
Jun 17
Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores) 
Jun 18
John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as PM of Canada 
Jun 21
Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister. 
Jun 21
Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history 
Jun 22
KC stops using streetcars in it's transit system 
Jun 24
"I Love Lucy" last airs on CBS-TV 
Jun 24
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States. 
Jun 25
"Jonathan Winters Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
Jun 27
Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas 
Jun 27
The British Medical Research Council publishes a report suggesting a direct link between smoking and lung cancer. 
Jun 28
Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters 
Jun 28
Frick overrules & names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team 
Jun 29
12th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls 
Jun 29
Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj & Sjepilov leave USSR communist party 
Jul 1
International Geophysical Year begins (until Dec 31, 1958) 
Jul 1
WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield/Keene/Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast 
Jul 2
1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback 
Jul 2
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Le pelerinage De Lourdes 
Jul 4
Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase 
Jul 5
71st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper (6-2 6-1 6-2) 
Jul 5
Tom Graveney scores 258 v West Indies at Trent Bridge 
Jul 6
John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner 
Jul 6
64th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (6-3 6-2) 
Jul 6
Harry S Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri 
Jul 7
Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast 
Jul 8
Baeball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick 
Jul 8
CDC incorporates 
Jul 8
Irish premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn-Fein leaders 
Jul 9
24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis 
Jul 9
Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced 
Jul 12
1st President to fly in helicopter-Dwight Eisenhower 
Jul 12
US Surgeon Gen Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer 
Jul 14
Soviet steamer "Eshghbad" sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270 
Jul 15
Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die 
Jul 15
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 16
Marine Maj John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08) 
Jul 19
1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada 
Jul 19
Don Bowden becomes 1st American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7) 
Jul 19
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 21
1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson) 
Jul 21
39th PGA Championship: Lionel Hebert at Miami Valley GC Dayton Ohio 
Jul 21
Marilynn Smith/Fay Crocker wins Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament 
Jul 24
KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jul 24
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 25
Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic 
Jul 25
Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick for England v WI at Headingley 
Jul 25
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 26
Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200 
Jul 26
USSR launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile 
Jul 26
Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated 
Jul 27
St James' Theater in London closes 
Jul 28
Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show) 
Jul 28
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open 
Jul 28
White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game 
Jul 28
Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992. 
Jul 29
Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jul 29
International Atomic Energy Agency forms by UN 
Jul 29
Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres 
Aug 1
1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM) 
Aug 1
Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln) 
Aug 1
Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 136 m (445'10") 
Aug 1
US & Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) 
Aug 3
British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman 
Aug 5
"American Bandstand" premiers on network TV (ABC) 
Aug 5
Comic strip "Andy Capp" made its debut 
Aug 5
WJZ-TV in Baltimore MD begins radio transmissions 
Aug 5
Bkln Sports Authority gets an engineering report on 50,000-seat stadium in downtown area for estimated $207 million 
Aug 7
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 8
USSR offers Syria economic/military aid 
Aug 9
24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000) 
Aug 10
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 11
Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open 
Aug 11
Paul Hindemith' opera "Harmonie der Welt," premieres in Munich 
Aug 15
David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon 
Aug 15
USAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter 
Aug 17
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 
Aug 18
Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½") 
Aug 18
Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open 
Aug 18
Juan-Manuel Fangio, wins his last auto World Championship at 46 
Aug 18
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 19
NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958 
Aug 19
US Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon 
Aug 20
"Simply Heavenly" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances 
Aug 20
Chicago White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Wash Senators, 6-0 
Aug 20
USAAF balloon breaks an altitude record at 102,000' (310,896 m) 
Aug 20
White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Senators 6-0 
Aug 21
1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket) 
Aug 22
Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title 
Aug 23
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 24
British soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea 
Aug 25
Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao 
Aug 26
USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile 
Aug 27
Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes 
Aug 27
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 27
The Constitution of Malaysia comes into force. 
Aug 28
US Senator James Thurmond (Rep, SC) begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill 
Aug 29
Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957 
Aug 29
Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights 
Aug 30
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 30
US senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights 
Aug 31
Malaysia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain 
Sep 1
Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400 
Sep 1
WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 1
WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast 
Sep 1
WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 2
1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die 
Sep 2
Milwaukee Braves' Frank Torre scores 6 runs in 1 game 
Sep 2
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 3
Dodgers play last game in Jersey City (11-4 in NJ) 
Sep 3
KTCA TV channel 2 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 3
Warren Spahn sets record for a lefty pitcher with 41st shut-out 
Sep 4
Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel 
Sep 4
Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school 
Sep 5
Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising 
Sep 5
Yugoslavia bans Milovan Djilas' book "new class marine officers" 
Sep 6
Elvis records "White Christmas", "Silent Night" & "Here Comes Santa Claus" 
Sep 7
71st US Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Louise Brough (6-3 6-2) 
Sep 7
WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 8
77th US Men's Tennis: M J Anderson beats Ashley J Cooper (10-8 7-5 6-4) 
Sep 8
Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single "Reet Petite" 
Sep 8
Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV 
Sep 9
"Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1 
Sep 9
Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited 
Sep 9
US President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction 
Sep 10
"Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances 
Sep 12
Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits US 
Sep 14
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia 
Sep 14
UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary 
Sep 14
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 15
"Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premieres 
Sep 15
Adenauers CDU wins parliamentary election in West Germany 
Sep 15
SF Seals (Pacific Coast League) play their last game 
Sep 16
Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed) 
Sep 16
LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers 
Sep 17
KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 17
Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight 
Sep 17
Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat 
Sep 17
Two male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico 
Sep 17
The North East Humanists group is founded in Newcastle upon Tyne. 
Sep 18
"Wagon Train" premieres 
Sep 18
Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels 
Sep 19
1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada 
Sep 19
Dalida is the first artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300,000 sales of "Bambino". 
Sep 21
"Perry Mason" with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV 
Sep 21
German sail training ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean 
Sep 21
Olav V becomes king of Norway 
Sep 21
Pote Sarasin forms government in Thailand 
Sep 22
"Maverick" premieres 
Sep 22
Duke Snider's 39th & 40th home runs are last hit at Ebbets Field 
Sep 23
"That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1 
Sep 23
Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2 
Sep 23
WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting 
Sep 23
White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw 
Sep 24
Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0 
Sep 24
President Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools 
Sep 24
Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona. 
Sep 25
300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark 
Sep 25
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia 
Sep 25
Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced 
Sep 26
"West Side Story" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 734 perfs 
Sep 26
Bernstein & Sondheim's musical "West Side Story" premieres in NYC 
Sep 26
Dag Hammarskjoeld re-elected secretary-general of UN 
Sep 26
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Sep 27
Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built 
Sep 28
"Dollar A Second" last airs on NBC-TV 
Sep 28
"Gisele MacKenzie Show" debuts on NBC-TV 
Sep 28
"Honeycomb," by Jimmie Rodgers hits #1 
Sep 28
Dutch Queen Juliana opens Velser Tunnels 
Sep 29
"DuPont Show of the Month" debuts on CBS-TV 
Sep 29
"Paul Winchell Show" debuts on ABC-TV 
Sep 29
300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan) 
Sep 29
Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away" 
Sep 29
NY Giants play & lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts) 
Sep 29
Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die 
Sep 30
French government of Mauroy resigns due to Algeria 
Sep 30
WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 1
B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack 
Oct 1
First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency. 
Oct 2
NY Yankees appear in their 25th World Series 
Oct 2
New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores 
Oct 2
"The Bridge on the River Kwai", starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released 
Oct 3
Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin 
Oct 3
Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene. 
Oct 4
"Leave It to Beaver," debuts on CBS 
Oct 4
USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite 
Oct 4
Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario. 
Oct 5
11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal 
Oct 5
12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England) 
Oct 5
Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years 
Oct 6
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Oct 6
Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open 
Oct 7
KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 7
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Invitational 
Oct 8
Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles 
Oct 8
Procter & Gamble director N McElroy becomes US Secretary of Defense 
Oct 8
Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC) 
Oct 8
Turkish & Syrian border guards exchange fire 
Oct 9
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia 
Oct 10
Braves' Lew Burdette beats Yankees for 3rd time in 1 World Series 
Oct 10
Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series 
Oct 10
US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware 
Oct 10
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Oct 10
A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, UK becomes the world's first major nuclear accident. 
Oct 12
"Mask & Gown" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances 
Oct 12
"Simply Heavenly" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 62 perfs 
Oct 12
1First commercial flight between California & Antartica 
Oct 12
Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize 
Oct 13
German Democratic Republic recalls OstMark & issues new currency 
Oct 14
Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1 
Oct 14
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne. 
Oct 15
Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players 
Oct 16
Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia 
Oct 16
USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space 
Oct 17
"Copper & Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances 
Oct 17
Britain's Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visit the White House 
Oct 17
Dike Marken-Dutch mainland closed 
Oct 17
French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature 
Oct 17
II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan 
Oct 19
"Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 performances 
Oct 19
Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals 
Oct 20
Karachi A (277-0d) beat Sind A by an innings w/o losing a wkt 
Oct 20
Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary 
Oct 21
Giants purchase Class-A Phoenix team 
Oct 21
Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens 
Oct 21
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open 
Oct 22
Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany 
Oct 22
KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast 
Oct 23
First test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3 
Oct 24
Cin Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City 
Oct 24
The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program. 
Oct 25
Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed 
Oct 26
USSR fires defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov 
Oct 27
Celal Bayar re-elected president of Turkey 
Oct 27
WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 27
WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 28
WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 29
Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament) 
Oct 30
Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow 
Oct 30
Soviet Union launches Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika 
Oct 30
WLWI (now WTHR) TV channel 13 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) 1st broadcast 
Oct 30
WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 31
"Jamaica" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances 
Nov 1
KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 1
KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, MT (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 1
WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 1
World longest suspension bridge opens (Mackinac Straits Mich) 
Nov 2
1st titanium mill opened, Toronto Ohio 
Nov 2
The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history. 
Nov 3
USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit 
Nov 4
2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched 
Nov 5
Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket 
Nov 6
"Rumple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances 
Nov 6
Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France 
Nov 7
Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year 
Nov 7
WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast 
Nov 7
Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters. 
Nov 8
Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
Nov 10
NFL record crowd (102,368), '49ers vs Rams in LA 
Nov 10
Cleveland Browns' Don Paul sets club record for longest fumble return with a 89-yard run (and TD), beating Pittsburgh 24-0 
Nov 11
Demolition begins on cable car barn at California & Hyde (SF) 
Nov 14
Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ 
Nov 14
Henry Aaron wins NL MVP 
Nov 14
The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested. 
Nov 15
US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000 
Nov 16
"Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 perfs 
Nov 16
Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Phila 111-89 
Nov 16
US murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim 
Nov 16
Okla's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame 7-0 
Nov 17
WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 18
Tunisia refuses Russian weapons 
Nov 19
Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia 
Nov 20
Morton Wishengrad's "Rope Dancers" premieres in NYC 
Nov 22
Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP 
Nov 22
Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY 
Nov 22
Simon & Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom & Jerry" 
Nov 24
Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing 
Nov 25
US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech 
Nov 26
WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 27
Army withdraws for Little Rock Ark, after Central HS integration 
Nov 28
"Look Homeward, Angel" with Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC 
Nov 28
Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award 
Nov 29
NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers & Giants 
Nov 30
"Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances 
Nov 30
45th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 32-7 
Nov 30
Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8 
Dec 1
Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly and Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show 
Dec 2
1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn) 
Dec 2
Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" reaches #1 
Dec 3
23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB) 
Dec 4
1st edition of "Chase's Annual Events" published 
Dec 4
2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's, England) 
Dec 5
William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs" premieres in NYC 
Dec 5
NYC is 1st city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law) 
Dec 5
Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia. 
Dec 6
1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up 
Dec 6
AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987) 
Dec 6
Indonesia begins nationalizing Dutch possessions 
Dec 7
Tony Kubek of the Yanks selected as AL Rookie of the Year 
Dec 9
1st Japanese ambassador to Israel 
Dec 12
Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo 
Dec 12
US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond) 
Dec 12
Willem J Kolff and his team at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic removed the heart from a dog and replaced it with a pneumatic pump which kept the dog alive for 90 minutes, proving the viability of the artificial heart 
Dec 14
"Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 perfs 
Dec 14
"Rumple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 45 performances 
Dec 16
Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan. 
Dec 17
US successfully test-fires Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile 
Dec 17
The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show airs on NBC due to lack of national sponsorship 
Dec 18
Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania USA, the world's 1st nuclear power plant begins to generate electricity 
Dec 19
"Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances 
Dec 20
Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service 
Dec 21
Indonesia proclaims end to state of war 
Dec 22
KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins 
Dec 23
Test Cricket debut for Wally Grout & Bobby Simpson v South Africa 
Dec 25
Ed Gein found insane of murder 
Dec 26
Roger Sessions' 3rd Symphony premieres in London 
Dec 28
CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on 
Dec 28
USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 
Dec 28
46th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2) 
Dec 29
Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game 
Dec 29
Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas 
Dec 30
Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns 
Dec 30
New York Giants win NFL championship 
Dec 31
AAU awards Bobby Morrow, James Sullivan Memorial Trophy 
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