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Life Expectancy
69.6 years
 
Politics
President of the United States
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwidght D. Eisenhower
Vice President
Richard M. Nixon
Richard M. Nixon
Speaker of the House
Sam T. Rayburn (D)
Sam Rayburn
     
People
Miss America
Marilyn Van Derbur (Denver, CO)
Marilyn VanDebur
Nobel Peace Prize
Georges Henri Pire
Georges Henri Pire
Nobel Literature Prize
for "Doctor Zhivago"
Boris Pasternak
Boris Pasternak
Pulitzer Prize
for "A Death In The Family"
James Agee
James Agee
 
         
Movies
Gigi (Academy Award)
Gigi Poster
Vertigo
Vertigo
Plan 9 from Outer Space
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Cat on a Hot Tim Roof
Cat On A Hot Tim Roof
 The Fly
The Fly

A Touch of Evil
A Touch of Evil
The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
The Old Man and The Sea
The Old Man And The Sea
Aunt Mame
Aunt Mame
I Want To Live
I Want To Live

Top Tunes
The Witch Doctor - by David Seville
Yakety Yak - by the Coasters
The Purple People Eater - by Sheb Wooley
Tequila - by The Champs
Don't - by Elvis Presley
Get a Job - by The Silhouettes
It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty
All I Have to Do Is Dream - by The Everly Brothers
At the Hop - by Danny & The Juniors
Little Star - by The Elegants
Poor Little Fool - by Ricky Nelson
To Know Him Is To Love Him - by The Teddy Bears
It's All In The Game - by Tommy Edwards
Hard Headed Woman - by Elvis Presley
Volare - by Domenico Modugno
Claudette - by The Everly Brothers
I Beg of You - by Elvis Presley
Catch A Falling Star - by Perry Como
He's Got The Whole World (In His Hands) - by Laurie London
Patricia - by Perez Prado
Sugartime - by The McGuire Sisters
Twilight Time - by The Platters
Bird Dog - by The Everly Brothers
Tom Dooley - by The Kingston Trio
Bye Bye Love - by The Everly Brothers
I Still Miss Someone - by Johnny Cash
Santa Catalina - by The Four Preps
Stood Up - by Ricky Nelson
Sweet Little Sixteen - by Chuck Berry
Rockin' Robin - by Bobby Day
Lollipop - by The Chordettes
Problems - by The Everly Brothers
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - by Elvis Presley
Topsy II - by Cozy Cole
My True Love - by Jack Scott
Secretly - by Jimmie Rodgers
Are You Sincere - by Andy Williams
Short Shorts - by Royal Teens
Splish Splash - Bobby Darin
Big Man - by Four Preps
Who's Sorry Now - by Connie Francis
Tears On My Pillow - by Little Anthony & The Imperials
A Wonderful Time Up There - by Pat Boone
Just A Dream - by Jimmy Clanton
One Night - Elvis Presley
Magic Moments - Perry Como
It's Too Soon To Know - Pat Boone
Beep Beep - by The Playmates
Believe What You Say - by Ricky Nelson
Sail Along Silvery Moon - by Billy Vaughn
Don't Take Your Guns To Town - by Johnny Cash
Cost Of Living
  • Average Income $4,650 per year
  • New House $2155
  • Average Rent $95 per month
  • Movie Ticket $1
  • Gasoline  24 cents / gallon
  • US Postage Stamp 4 cents
  • Sugar 89 cents for 10 pounds
  • Milk $1.01 per gallon
  • Coffee 93 cent per pound
  • Eggs 28 cents per dozen
  • Hamburger 57 cents per pound
  • Bread 19 cents per loaf
  • Bacon 62 cents per pound
In the News
Elvis is inducted into the Army
Elvis in the Army
U.S launches its first satellite, Explorer1
Explorer 1 launch
The National Space and Aeronautics Administration is created
Governor Faubus shuts down Little Rock schools
Little Rock High School
   
Bobby Fisher wins the US Chess Championship
Bobby Fisher
Brazil Wins World Soccer Cup with "Pele"
Pele
 American Express and BankAmericard debut

USS Nautilus Travels Under the North Pole Ice
USS Nautilus