Bill Haley and His Comets cover of Big Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll” becomes the first internationally popular rock ‘n’ roll recording.
Subtle elegance, relaxed waistlines, and de-emphasized busts are in.
A softer silhouette takes the place of the nipped waists, pointed busts and full skirts of years past.
NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers defeat Syracuse Nationals 4-3.
Hank Aaron joins the Milwaukee Braves.
World Cup: West Germany defeats Hungary 3-2.
Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile.
Diane Leather becomes the first woman to run a sub-five minute mile.
The Geneva Conference convenes.
Algerian War of Independence against France begins.
Lt. Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
U.S. officials announce that a hydrogen bomb test (Castle Bravo) has been conducted on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
The first volume of the trilogy received little notice when published in ‘54, but would surge in popularity a decade later.3 million paperback copies were sold between ‘65 and ‘68 alone!Name the author and the book that went on to find even greater success when it was made into 3 blockbuster movies in the next millennium.
Silly Rabbit, this cereal, invented in 1954, is for kids!
“The Tonight Show,” the second of NBC’s so called “sofa-and-desk” shows, premiered on September 27. For the next four decades, it led the late-night ratings, and was hosted by four different hosts. Can you name them all?
Billboard Top 10 Pop Hits
Shake Rattle and Roll—Bill Haley and The Comets
Young At Heart—Frank Sinatra
Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream)—The Crew-Cuts
Mambo Italiano—Rosemary Clooney
Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes
Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight—Spaniels
Stranger In Paradise—Tony Martin
Three Coins In The Fountain—Al Alberts & Four Aces