In other news:
Phyllis Fitzgerald divorced Rock Hudson
"The Vikings" was the #1 movie at the box office.
The quiz show scandal began as “Dotto” is cancelled amid rumors of improper procedures
The U.S. detonated a nuclear weapon at Johnston Island in the Pacific
Playwright Arthur Miller’s conviction of contempt during the House Committee on Un-American Activities was overturned by a U.S. court of appeals
The U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a District Court decision and ordered resumption of racial integration at Central High School in Little Rock
Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus said racial integration can never be constitutionally enforced on a school and called for a special session of the state legislature which gave the governor the power to close the state schools.
RCA announced it would issue stereo singles.
The USS Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole under water
“Lolita” was published in the U.S.
Madonna, Brenda Carlisle, and Michael Jackson were born.
Gladys Presley died
The U.S. postage stamp was increased from 3¢ to 4¢
The Canadian Football League played its first game
George Harrison joined The Quarrymen