1957 in History
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 6 John Lennon (16) and Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group The Quarry Men perform at a church dinner
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 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