Stacey & Danielle
1957 1958 1959
23rd Annual Academy Awards
- On February 7 Ted
Williams, of the Boston Red Sox, becomes the highest-paid
player in baseball history, signing for $125,000.
- In February McNamara and
Schneider returned to Major’s Cabin Grill and made the first Diners
Club card transaction.
"Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" Program begins on March 14.
- New York’s Brooklyn-Battery
Tunnel opens May 25.
- In June, the
Korean War begins.
- On October 2 Charles M.
Schulz's comic strip "Peanuts"
debuted in eight newspapers.
- The New
York Yankees win the World Series,
defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to 0, on
Truman escapes an assassination
attempt attempt November 1. White House guards outside the Blair-Lee
House shoot two Puerto Rican NAtionals after they killed one guard and
wins the fourth World Cup football (soccer) championship, edging Brazil
5 to 4 in the first competition since 1938. 200,000 spectators fill the
three tiers of Rio’s unfinished Maracana Stadium for the opening games and
Pops breakfast food is introduced by Kellogg.
- The tiny cub, was found up
in a tree with badly burned feet. The cub was named "Hotfoot" but
others called him Smokey the Bear.
Clairol Hair Coloring comes out. Women's hair is colored, tinted,
shampooed and conditioned, all in just 20 minutes.
- The first Xerox
Machine became available, and replaces other machines that use messy
Best Actor: José Ferrer in Cyrano de Bergerac
Best Actress: Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday ("Billie Dawn")
Best Picture: All About Eve
Outstanding Drama: Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
1957 1958 1959