The first major conference on plastic as a building material was held.
nylon stockings were introduced.
The World’s Largest Shopping Mall is Northland in Detroit.
On the Waterfront starring Marlon
Rear Window starring James
Stewart and Grace Kelly
starring Bing Crosby
A Star is Born starring Judy
Fiction of the year included William Faulkner’s A Fable and
Evan Hunter’s The Blackboard Jungle.
Popular songs included Frank Sinatra with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra’s
“Young At Heart,” Perry Como with the Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra’s
“Wanted,” Kitty Kallen with the Jack Pleis Orchestra’s “Little Things
Mean A Lot,” Archie
Bleyer and His Orchestra’s “Hernando’s Hideaway” and “Mister Sandman,”
Clooney’s “Hey, There,” and Doris Day’s “If I Give My Heart To You.
The Whitney Museums moves to adjoin the Museum of Modern Art.
According to the International Congress of Art Historians and
Museologists, there are ten million amateur artists in America.
Hitchcock’s Dial M For Murder is released in
and Sons introduced frozen TV dinners.
July: the first Newport Jazz
Festival was held in Newport, Rhode Island.
July 19: Elvis Presley’s first
professional record, “That’s All Right, Mama” and “Blue Moon of
Kentucky” was released on Sun Records.
August 31: Hurricane Carol killed
October 15-16: Hurricane Hazel
caused 249 deaths in the United States.
October 27: The Comics Code was
adopted by twenty-six comic book publishers.
October 28: Ernest Hemingway won the
Noble Prize for Literature.
December 15: the first Safe Driving
Day was observed, sponsored by the Presidential Traffic Safety