-Disney releases 'Cinderella', its first full-length animated feature since
-Jonas Salk first inoculates children against polio in Pittsburgh, Pa.
-'The Mickey Mouse Club' premieres, inviting kids to "come along and sing our
-'My Friend Flicka' debuts, another boy-and-horse show, but can't compare with the more popular
-An early racially-mixed group, The Del Vikings, hit it big with 'Come Go With Me' and 'Whispering
-Dr. Seuss's 'The Cat in the Hat' is published, to the impish delight of adults and children alike.
-Jackie Robinson, who broke major-league baseball's color barrier in 1947, announces his retirement.
-Charlie Starkweather and his 14 -year old girlfriend are arrested after killing 11 victims.
-'Good Golly, Miss Molly' is a Top 10 hit for Little Richard.
-Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward sizzle in 'The Long Hot Summer', their first film together.
-Spencer Tracy, as an aging fisherman, makes Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea' worth seeing.
-The U.S. and Canada establish NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) to warn of air/missile attacks.
-Anthropologist Mary Leakey finds the bones of a 1.75 million-year-old teenager in Africa.
-Amnesty International is created to enforce human rights throughout the world.
-Dion warns, "keep away from Runaround Sue", in the #1 song he wrote with friends in a schoolyard.
-After losing the race for California governor, Nixon says you won't have him 'to kick around
-Two minutes into Round 1, Sonny Liston KO's Floyd Patterson to win the World Heavyweight title.
-Beloved country singer Patsy Cline is killed in a plane crash.
-Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield--The Righteous Brothers--record 'You've Lost That
-Winston Churchill, who inspired his British countrymen during WWII, dies at age 90.
-Nancy Sinatra stamps out the competition when she records 'These Boots Are Made For
-'Apollo 1 astronauts Grisson, White and Chaffee are killed during a routine test at Cape Kennedy.
-The film 'Bonnie and Clyde' makes a killing at the box office.
-The U.S. intelligence ship 'Pueblo' is captured in North Korean waters.
-The first professional school strictly for the training of circus clowns is established in Florida.
-The Woodstock Festival is held on Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York and half a million fans attend.