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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1957 AD


January 1: Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince and the Pauper," premieres in London
January 1: France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
January 2: San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges merge
January 3: 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa
January 4: "Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)
January 4: Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000
January 5: Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to New York Giants
January 5: Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East
January 6: Elvis Presley makes his 7th and final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
January 6: Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow, Russia
January 9: British premier Anthony Eden resigns
January 9: Checheno-Ingush ASSR reformed in RSFSR
January 9: Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper "Truth"
January 9: Kalmyk Autonomous Region reformed in RSFSR
January 9: Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region reestablished in RSFSR
January 10: Anthony Eden resigns and Harold Macmillan becomes Prime Minister Britain
January 10: Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Detroit Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates
January 12: Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded
January 13: Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate
January 13: Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open
January 13: NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 19-10
January 13: Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee
January 15: Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new 3 year lease for Ebbets Field
January 16: 3 B-52s leave California for 1st non-stop round world flights
January 16: Cavern Club (Beatle's) opens on Matthews Street in England
January 17: 9-county commission recommends creation of BART
January 17: Cavern Club opens (home of Beatles' 1st appearance)
January 18: 3 B-52's set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hours 19 minutes
January 19: U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
January 20: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
January 20: Gomulka wins Poland's parliamentary election
January 20: Morton Gould's "Declaration," premieres in Washington, D.C.
January 21: KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
January 22: Israeli forces withdraw from Sinai Peninsula
January 22: Mad Bomber (George P. Metesky) accused of 30 explosions, arrested
January 25: FBI arrests Jack and Myra Sobel, charged with spying for U.S.S.R.
January 26: Bernanos and Poulenc's opera "Dialogue des Carmelites," premieres
January 26: Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, forms
January 26: India annexes Kashmir
January 26: Joseph F Cairnes succeeds Lou Perini as President of Milwaukee Braves
January 27: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
January 28: "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie and Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen and Jack Paar)
January 29: Graham Greene's "Potting Shed," premieres in New York City
January 30: U.S. Congress accepts the Eisenhower-doctrine
January 31: Liz Taylor's 2nd divorce (Michael Wilding)
January 31: Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished


February 1: 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a U.S. scheduled passenger airline
February 1: Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam
February 2: "Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 73 performances
February 2: United Nations adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
February 3: Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open
February 4: 1st electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse New York)
February 5: Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Piano Concert
February 8: San Francisco Public Library's bookmobile initiated in front of City Hall
February 10: Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
February 10: Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
February 11: KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
February 11: NHL Players Association forms (New York City), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president
February 12: Researchers announce Borazan (harder than diamonds) been developed
February 13: Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans
February 14: Georgia Senate unanimously approves Senator Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
February 15: Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister
February 17: Fire in Warreton Mo, kills 72
February 17: Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St. Petersburg Golf Open
February 17: Suez Canal reopens
February 20: Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 vs. England, 13 wkts for match
February 21: Dodgers (Ft. Worth) and Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises
February 22: Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win
February 22: Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958
February 23: "Mr Wonderful" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 383 performances
February 25: Buddy Holly and Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"
February 25: Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport
February 27: Mao's speech "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People"
February 27: Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)
February 28: Jockey Johnny Longden's 5,000th career victory


March 1: Kokomo the Chimp becomes Today Show animal editor
March 1: KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
March 1: "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden New York City for 123 performances
March 3: Corry Brokken wins Eurovision Song festival with "Just as then"
March 3: Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham and Jones (GRB)
March 3: Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner and Paul (CAN)
March 3: Men's Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs won by David Jenkins (USA)
March 3: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
March 3: Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs won by Carol Heiss (U.S.)
March 5: Eamon de Valera's Fianna Fail-party wins election in Ireland
March 5: Sergeant Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley (Elvis Pelvin)
March 6: Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from U.K.
March 8: 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
March 8: Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
March 8: U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
March 9: 8.1 earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska
March 10: Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
March 12: East Germany accepts 22 Russian divisions
March 13: Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba
March 14: Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns
March 15: Britain becomes the 3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb
March 16: 9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young and Loretta Young
March 16: Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
March 16: Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating New York Rangers 14-1
March 17: Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted
March 17: Ramon Magsaysay, president of Philipines dies in a plane crash
March 18: WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins
March 19: Indians reject Boston's offer of $1 million for Herb Score
March 20: Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it
March 21: Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending," premieres in New York City
March 22: Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
March 23: 19th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Kansas 54-53 (3 OTs)
March 23: U.S. Army sells last homing pigeons
March 25: NBA modifies the free-throw rule
March 25: Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community, known as the Common Market
March 27: 29th Academy Awards - "Around World in 80 Days," Bergman, Brynner win
March 28: 1st National Curling Championship held
March 30: 1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony


April 1: Trial begins in Budapest against participants october uprising
April 1: World's biggest glass oven used
April 1: WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, Louisiana (PBS) begins broadcasting
April 3: Samuel Beckett's "Endgame," premieres in London
April 3: U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
April 4: Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony, premieres in Paris
April 6: New York City ends trolley car service
April 6: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
April 7: 21st Golf Masters Championship: Doug Ford wins, shooting a 283
April 9: Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy," premieres in Washington D.C.
April 9: Suez Canal cleared for all shipping
April 10: John Osborne's "Entertainer," premieres in London
April 10: Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns
April 10: Suez canal reopens for all traffic
April 10: U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
April 11: Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires
April 11: Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes 1st jet to take-off and land vertically
April 12: Jim Spalding set a 2088 pin nine-game bowling record
April 12: U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
April 13: 11th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St. Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
April 13: 11th Tony Awards: Long Days Journey into the Night and My Fair Lady win
April 13: Due to lack of funds, Saturday mail delivery in U.S. is temp halted
April 13: "Shinbone Alley" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 49 performances
April 14: Leah Neuberger wins her 8th women's singles ping pong championship
April 14: Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
April 15: Congress gives Post Office $41M; restoring Saturday mail delivery
April 15: KTVI TV channel 2 in Saint Louis, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
April 15: Saturday mail delivery restored after Congress givs PO $41 million
April 16: Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
April 16: U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
April 20: 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Connecticut in 2:20:05
April 20: Yankee Bill Skowron becomes 3rd player to hit a ball out of Fenway
April 21: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
April 21: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum
April 22: All NL teams intergates, John Irwin Kennedy is 1st black on Phillies
April 24: Chicago Cub pitchers walk NL record 9 Reds in 5th inning
April 25: 1st experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated
April 25: Ibrahim Hashim forms Jordanian government
April 25: WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
April 26: Jamestown, Virginia 350th Anniversary Festival opens
April 28: Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
April 28: WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
April 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: U.S. gives Poland credit of $95 million
May 1: Vanguard TV-1 booster test reaches 195 km
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 7: Major Johnson, USAAF flies a Lockheed Starfight to 17.28 miles (27.8 K)
May 10: 1st meeting of legislative of Cameroon
May 10: Dmitri Sjostakovitsch 2nd Piano concert, premieres in Moscow
May 11: Gabriel Paris forms government of Colombia
May 12: Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Smokey Golf Open
May 14: Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town," premieres in New York City
May 14: "New Girt in Town" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 432 performances
May 15: 18,000 people at Madison Square Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade
May 15: 1st British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island)
May 16: Major Irwin, USAAF flies a Lockheed Starfight to a record 1,404.18 MPH
May 16: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae
May 16: U.S. launches its 3rd atomic submarine, USS Skate, at Groton, Connecticut
May 16: Yankees involved in Copacabana Incident, leads to Billy Martin trade
May 17: Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (DC)
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: KBTexas TV channel 3 in Bryan, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
May 22: Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 home runs 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 New York City after 49 performances
May 26: Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
May 28: NL approves Brooklyn Dodgers' and New York Giants' move to west coast
May 28: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 28: WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting
May 29: Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators
May 29: Laos government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns
May 29: New York City Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants and 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 vs. England at Edgbaston
May 31: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)


June 1: 1st U.S. runner breaks 4 minute mile (Don Bowden)
June 2: Fay Crocker wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
June 2: U.S. TV interviews Khrushchev
June 3: Howard Cosell's 1st TV show
June 4: 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
June 4: May and Cowdrey make 411 stand vs. WI Ramadhin bowls 98 overs
June 5: New York narcotics investigator, Dr. Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes
June 7: Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey vs. Northants
June 9: Anthony Eden resigns as British PM
June 10: 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs
June 10: Harold MacMillan becomes British PM
June 10: John Diefenbacker (C) elected Prime Minister of Canada
June 11: 12 die in a train crash in Vroman, Colorado
June 12: Paul Anderson of U.S. back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs)
June 12: Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)
June 13: Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-home run games in a season
June 14: 42.0 cm rain falls on East St. Louis, Illinois, state record
June 14: Edouard Carpentier beats Lou Thesz, to become NWA wrestling champ
June 15: 42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St. Louis, Illinois (state record)
June 15: 57th U.S. Golf Open: Dick Mayer shoots a 282 at Inverness Club in Toledo
June 15: 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6
June 15: Yankees trade Billy Martin and Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran
June 15: "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 123 perf
June 16: French offensive in Algeria
June 16: White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 home runs to beat Washington Senators 8-6
June 17: "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra peaks at #2
June 17: Tuskegee boycott begins, Blacks boycotted city stores
June 18: John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as Prime Minister of Canada
June 24: "I Love Lucy," last airs on CBS-TV
June 25: "Jonathan Winters Show," last airs on NBC-TV
June 27: Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana and Texas
June 28: Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron to team
June 28: Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters
June 29: 12th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
June 29: Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj and Sjepilov leave U.S.S.R. Communist Party


July 1: International Geophysical Year begins, ends December 31, 1958
July 1: WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield/Keene/Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast
July 2: 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback
July 2: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Le pelerinage De Lourdes
July 4: Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase
July 5: 71st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper (62 61 62)
July 5: Tom Graveney scores 258 vs. West Indies at Trent Bridge
July 6: 64th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (63 62)
July 6: Beatle John Lennon 1st meets Paul McCartney
July 6: Harry S. Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri
July 7: Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast
July 8: Baeball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
July 8: CDC incorporates
July 8: Irish premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn-Fein leaders
July 9: Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced
July 12: 1st President to fly in helicopter - Dwight Eisenhower
July 12: U.S. Surgeon General Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer
July 14: Soviet steamer "Eshghbad" sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270
July 15: Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die
July 15: U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
July 16: Marine Major John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08)
July 19: 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada
July 19: Don Bowden becomes 1st American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7)
July 19: U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
July 21: 1st black to win a major U.S. tennis tournament, Althea Gibson
July 21: 39th PGA Championship: Lionel Hebert at Miami Valley Golf Club Dayton Ohio
July 21: Marilynn Smith/Fay Crocker wins Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
July 24: KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
July 24: U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
July 25: Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic
July 25: Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick England vs. WI Headingley
July 25: U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
July 26: Mickey Mantle hits career home run # 200
July 26: U.S.S.R. launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile
July 27: St. James' Theater in London closes
July 28: Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance, Steve Allen Show
July 28: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
July 28: White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game
July 29: Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
July 29: International Atomic Energy Agency formed by U.N.
July 29: Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres


August 1: 1st coml building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM)
August 1: Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)
August 1: Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 136 m (445'10")
August 1: U.S. and Canada create NORAD
August 3: British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
August 5: "American Bandstand," begins network TV (ABC)
August 5: Bkln Sports Authority gets an engineering report on 50,000-seat stadium in downtown area for estimated $207 million
August 5: Comic strip "Andy Capp" made its debut
August 5: WJZ-TV in Baltimore MD begins radio transmissions
August 7: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 8: U.S.S.R. offers Syria economic/military aid
August 9: 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
August 10: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 11: Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
August 11: Paul Hindemith' opera "Harmonie der Welt," premieres in Munich
August 15: David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
August 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
August 18: Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4 ")
August 18: Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
August 18: Juan-Manuel Fangio, wins his last auto World Championship at 46
August 18: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 19: New York Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to San Francisco in 1958
August 19: U.S. Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon
August 20: Chicago White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Washington Senators, 6-0
August 20: "Simply Heavenly" opens at Playhouse Theater New York City for 62 performances
August 20: USAAF ballon breaks an altitude record at 102,000' (310,896 m)
August 20: White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Senators 6-0
August 21: 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket)
August 22: Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
August 23: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 24: British soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea
August 25: Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao
August 26: U.S.S.R. announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
August 27: Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes
August 27: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 28: Senator Strom Thurmond begins 24-hour filibuster against civil rights bill
August 29: Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957
August 29: Strom Thurmond, Senator-D-South Carolina, ends 24 hour filibuster against civil rights
August 30: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 30: U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights
August 31: Malayasia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain


September 1: Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400
September 1: WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting
September 1: WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (NBC) 1st broadcast
September 1: WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, Florida (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
September 2: 1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die
September 2: Milwaukee Braves' Frank Torre scores 6 runs in 1 game
September 2: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 3: Dodgers play last game in Jersey City (11-4 in NJ)
September 3: KTCA TV channel 2 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 3: Warren Spahn sets record for a lefty pitcher with 41st shut-out
September 4: Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel
September 4: Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school
September 5: Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising
September 5: Yugoslavia bans Milovan Djilas' book "new class marine officers"
September 6: Elvis records "White Xmas," "Silent Night" and "Here Comes Santa Claus"
September 7: 71st U.S. Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Louise Brough (63 62)
September 7: WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, Louisiana (CBS) begins broadcasting
September 8: 77th U.S. Mens Tennis: M J Anderson beats Ashley J Cooper (108 75 64)
September 8: Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single "Reet Petite"
September 8: Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV
September 9: "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1
September 9: Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited
September 9: President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction
September 10: "Mask and Gown" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 39 performances
September 12: Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits U.S.
September 14: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
September 14: U.N. resolution deplores and condemns U.S.S.R. invasion of Hungary
September 14: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 15: Adenauers CDU wins parliamentary election in West Germany
September 15: "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premieres
September 15: SF Seals (Pacific Coast League) play their last game
September 16: Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)
September 16: LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers
September 17: 2 male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren and producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico
September 17: KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
September 17: Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight
September 17: Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat
September 18: Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
September 18: "Wagon Train" premieres
September 19: 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas, Nevada
September 21: German sailing school ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean
September 21: Olav V, becomes king of Norway
September 21: "Perry Mason" with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV
September 21: Pote Sarasin forms government in Thailand
September 22: Duke Snider's 39th and 40th home runs are last hit at Ebbets Field
September 22: "Maverick" premieres
September 23: Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
September 23: "That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly and Crickets reaches #1
September 23: White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw
September 23: WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting
September 24: Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0
September 24: Eisenhower orders U.S. troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
September 25: 300 U.S. Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark
September 25: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
September 25: Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
September 26: Bernstein and Sondheim's musical "West Side Story," premieres in New York City
September 26: Dag Hammarskjold re-elected Secretary-General of UN
September 26: Musical "West Side Story," opens on Broadway
September 26: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 26: "West Side Story" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 734 performances
September 27: Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built
September 28: "Dollar A Second," last airs on NBC-TV
September 28: Dutch Queen Juliana opens Velser Tunnels
September 28: "Gisele MacKenzie Show," debuts on NBC-TV
September 28: "Honeycomb," by Jimmie Rodgers hits #1
September 29: 300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan)
September 29: Buddy Holly and Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"
September 29: "DuPont Show of the Month," debuts on CBS-TV
September 29: New York Giants play and lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)
September 29: Passenger train and oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die
September 29: "Paul Winchell Show," debuts on ABC-TV
September 30: French government of Mauroy, resigns due to Algeria
September 30: WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, Kentucky (CBS) begins broadcasting


October 1: B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of U.S.S.R. attack
October 2: New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores
October 2: New York Yankees appear in their 25th World Series
October 3: Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin
October 4: "Leave It to Beaver," debuts on CBS
October 4: U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
October 5: 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
October 5: 12th Ryder Cup: Britain - Ireland, 7 - 4 at Lindrick GC, England
October 5: Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years
October 6: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 6: Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open
October 7: "American Bandstand" premieres
October 7: KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
October 7: Louise Suggs wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Invitational
October 8: Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles
October 8: Procter and Gamble-director N McElroy becomes U.S. Minister of Defense
October 8: Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (New York City)
October 8: Turkish and Syrian border guards exchange fire
October 9: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
October 10: Accident at British nuclear reactor in Windsdale
October 10: Braves' Lew Burdette beats Yankees for 3rd time in 1 World Series
October 10: Milwaukee Braves beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series
October 10: President Eisenhower apologizes to finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Del, restaurant
October 10: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 12: 1st coml flight between California and Antartica
October 12: Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize
October 12: "Mask and Gown" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 39 performances
October 12: "Simply Heavenly" closes at Playhouse Theater New York City after 62 performances
October 13: German Dem Rep recalls East Mark and issues new currency
October 14: Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1
October 15: Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for San Francisco Seals-franchises only, not the players
October 16: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
October 16: USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space
October 17: Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visits White House
October 17: "Copper and Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 36 performances
October 17: Dike Marken-Dutch mainland closed
October 17: French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature
October 17: II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan
October 19: "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 1,022 performances
October 19: Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals
October 20: Karachi A (277-0d) beat Sind A by an innings w/o losing a wkt
October 20: Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary
October 21: Giants purchase Class-A Phoenix team
October 21: Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens
October 21: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
October 22: Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany
October 22: KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, Texas (NBC) 1st broadcast
October 23: 1st test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3
October 25: Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
October 26: U.S.S.R. fires defense minister, Marshal Georgi Zhukov
October 26: Vatican Radio begins broadcasting
October 27: Celal Bayar re-elected president of Turkey
October 27: WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
October 27: WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
October 28: WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PBS) begins broadcasting
October 29: Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament)
October 30: Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow
October 30: Soviet Union launches, Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika
October 30: WLWI (now WTHR) TV channel 13 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) 1st broadcast
October 30: WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
October 31: "Jamaica" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 558 performances


November 1: KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
November 1: KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, Montana (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
November 1: WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting
November 1: World longest suspension bridge opens in Mackinac Straits, Michigan
November 2: 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio
November 3: U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
November 4: 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
November 5: Felix Gaillard forms government in France
November 5: Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2 cents soccer pool ticket
November 6: Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France
November 6: "Rumple" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 45 performances
November 7: Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
November 7: WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast
November 8: Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
November 10: Cleveland Browns' Don Paul sets club record for longest fumble return with a 89-yard run (and TD), beating Pittsburgh 24-0
November 10: NFL record crowd (102,368), '49ers vs Rams in LA
November 11: Demolition begins on cable car barn at California and Hyde (SF)
November 14: Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
November 14: Henry Aaron wins NL MVP
November 15: U.S. sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years and $3,000
November 16: Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89
November 16: "Copper and Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 36 performances
November 16: Okla's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame 7-0
November 17: WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
November 18: Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
November 19: Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia
November 20: Morton Wishengrad's "Rope Dancers," premieres in New York City
November 22: Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP
November 22: Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY
November 22: Simon and Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom and Jerry"
November 24: Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yards rushing
November 25: President Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech
November 26: WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
November 27: Army withdraws for Little Rock Ark, after Central HS integration
November 28: "Look Homeward, Angel" with Anthony Perkins premieres in New York City
November 28: Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
November 29: NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers and Giants
November 30: 45th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 32-7
November 30: Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8
November 30: "Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 413 performances


December 1: Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly and Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show
December 2: 1st U.S. large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn)
December 2: Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" reaches #1
December 3: 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)
December 4: 1st edition of "Chase's Annual Events" published
December 4: 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St. John's England)
December 5: New York City is 1st city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law)
December 5: William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs," premieres in New York City
December 6: 1st U.S. attempt to launch a satellite fails - Vanguard rocket blows up
December 6: AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987)
December 6: Indonesia begins nationalizing Dutch possessions
December 7: Tony Kubek of the Yankees selected as AL Rookie of the Year
December 9: 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
December 12: Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham
December 12: Major Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo
December 12: U.S. announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
December 14: "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 678 performances
December 14: "Rumple" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 45 performances
December 17: U.S. successfully test-fires Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile
December 18: Shippingport Atomic Power Stn, 1st nuke plant to generate electricity
December 19: "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 1375 performances
December 20: Elvis Presley given draft notice to join U.S. Army for National Service
December 21: Indonesia proclaims end to state of war
December 22: KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
December 23: Test Cricket debut for Wally Grout and Bobby Simpson vs. South Africa
December 25: Ed Gein found insane of murder
December 26: Roger Sessions' 3rd Symphony premieres in London
December 28: CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
December 28: U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
December 29: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game
December 29: Singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
December 30: Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns
December 30: New York Giants win NFL championship
December 31: AAU awards Bobby Morrow, James Sullivan Memorial Trophy
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