Franklin Pierce Adams ("FPA"), U.S> humorous columnist, (b.1881)
Emily Post, (b.1873)
Walter Baade, Amer. astronomer, (b.1893)
A.L. Kroeber, U.S. anthropologist, (b.1876)
Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek- American conductor, (b.1896)
Oscar Hammerstein 11, (b.1895)
Clark Gable, (b.1901)


Caryl Chessman, convicted rapist, executed in San Quentin gas chamber after 12 years of futile appeals.

Washington defeats Wisconsin, 44-8, in Rose Bowl football game.

Paul Pender wins middleweight boxing championship from "Sugar" Ray Robinson

Bobby Fischer, 16, defends U.S. chess title successfully

Neo-Nazi political groups banned in Germany.

Brasilia (designed by Lucio Costa) replaces Rio de Janeiro as capital of Brazil.

Prince Andrew born to Elizabeth 11 and Prince Philip (first birth to a reigning monarch since 1857)

Pittsburgh (NL) wins World Series, 4-3. against New York (AL)

Princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones

Floyd Patterson regains world-heavyweight boxing title from Johansson.

T.V. sets: U.S. 85 million; Britain, 10.5 million; W. Germany, 2 million; France, 1.5 million

Dr. A. Cordeiro lands a 296-pound-yellowfin tuna off Mexico

U.S. population at 179,323,000; Gross National Product $502.6 billion.

Charles Van Doren is among 13 contestants on TV show "21" arrested for perjury in testifying that answers to questions were not given them in advance.

R.C. Webster lands a 410-pound blue shark off Rockport, Mass.


U.S. launches a radio-reflecter satellite.

Optical microwave laser constructed

K.H.Hofmann (Ger.) synthesizes pituitary hormone

G.N. Robinson (Brit.) discovers methicillin

"Triton," U.S. nuclear submarine, completes first circumnavigation of the globe under water.

American Heart Association issues a report attributing higher death rates among middle-aged men to heavy smoking of cigarettes.

First weather satellite, Tiros 1, launched by U.S. to transmit TV images of cloud cover around the world.


Popular songs
"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"...."Lets Do The Twist"...."Never on Sunday"...."Clacutta"

Benjamin Britten: "A Midsummer Night's Dream," opera, Aldeburgh Lionel Bart


U.S.protests against Cuban expropriations

U.S. admits to aerialreconnaissance flights over U.S.S.R. when a U-2 airplane is shot down and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, confesses.

Khrushchev, Macmillin, Eisenhower, and de Gaulle meet in Paris but the summit talks fail.

Former Gestapo chief Adolph Eichmann arrested.

Historic TV debates between John F. Kennedy (Democrat) and Richard M. Nixon (Republican), presidential candidates.
John F. Kennedy elected President of the U.S.