Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leads the first major event of the U.S. civil rights movement, a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama
President Eisenhower suffers heart attack, is hospitalized for three weeks
In the worst commercial airline disaster to date, a United Airlines jet crashes in Laramie, Wyoming killing 66 people
World War II Allies sign treaty restoring Austria's independence
Interstate Commerce Commission orders all U.S. interstate trains and buses to end segregation practices
Albert Einstein dies
THE FIRST SKATER to complete the Triple Salchow in official competition - Ronnie Robertson
in 1955 World Championships
Sugar Ray Robinson wins world boxing championship
Detroit maintains Stanley Cup after defeating Montreal
7 foot 2inch Wilt Chamberlain to attend University of Kansas
216 mph is the new water speed record set by Donald Campbell
World Series: Brooklyn over New York Yankees, 4-3
I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions-the curtain was up.
Do you suppose I could buy back my introduction to you.
Remember men, we're fighting for this woman's honour; which is probably more than she ever did.
I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book.
Asked how he liked children, he replied, 'Boiled.'
He didn't like obnoxious drunks: 'Gives drinking a bad name'
Madam, there's no such thing as a tough child - if you parboil them first for seven hours, they always come out tender.
Actress Debbie Reynolds marries Eddie Fisher
TV Shows: Truth or Consequences, Lawrence Welk Show, The Honeymooners, Gunsmoke, Name that Tune, $64,000 Question, Lassie, You'll Never Get Rich
Books: The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Sloan Wilson; Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov; Witness for the Prosecution, Agatha Christie
Rudolph Flesch publishes Why Johnny Can't Read, a stinging criticism of U.S. education
Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California
Artificial diamonds created for the first time
Rock Around the Clock, The Yellow Rose of Texas, Davy Crockett, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Let me go Lover - Joan Weber, Hearts of Stone - Fontane Sisters, Sincerely - McGuire Sisters, Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams, Learnin' the Blues - Frank Sinatra
Marty - The Seven Year Itch - The Rose Tattoo - Smiles of a Summer Night - Bad Day at Black Rock
PEOPLE BORN THIS YEAR
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Kevin Costner Rosanne Cash
Connie Sellecca Billy Idol Maria Shriver Howie Mandel