Category Archives: 1950s

Paul McCartney debuts with John Lennon’s Quarrymen 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1957)


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(Friday, October 18, 1957) — Musicians John Lennon, 17, and Paul McCartney, 15, performed onstage together for the first time today as McCartney (playing lead guitar) debuted with the Quarrymen at the New Clubmoor Hall in Norris Green, Liverpool, England. Continue reading Paul McCartney debuts with John Lennon’s Quarrymen 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1957)

‘Jailhouse Rock’ premieres in Memphis 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1957)


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(Thursday, October 17, 1957) — Elvis Presley’s third film, Jailhouse Rock, an American musical drama about a young man who becomes a rock ‘n’ roll sensation after learning to play the guitar in prison, premiered tonight at Loews State Theater in Memphis, Tennessee. Continue reading ‘Jailhouse Rock’ premieres in Memphis 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1957)

‘The Edsel Show’ first videotaped TV special 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 13 1957)


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(Sunday, October 13, 1957, 8:00 p.m.-8:58 p.m. EDT)The Edsel Show, an hour-long television special to promote Ford Motor Company’s new, ill-fated Edsel cars, was broadcast live tonight on CBS, starring Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney. Continue reading ‘The Edsel Show’ first videotaped TV special 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 13 1957)

‘Captain Jack’ episode airs on ‘Leave It to Beaver’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 11 1957)


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(Friday, October 11, 1957, 7:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. EDT) — Wally and Beaver order a baby alligator through the mail and hide him in their toilet tank on tonight’s episode of the CBS sitcom television series Leave It to Beaver. Continue reading ‘Captain Jack’ episode airs on ‘Leave It to Beaver’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 11 1957)

Braves beat Yankees to win World Series 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 10 1957)


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(Thursday, October 10, 1957, at approximately 1:00 p.m.-3:34 p.m. EDT) — The Milwaukee Braves won the 1957 World Series today, beating the New York Yankees 5-0 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York, in the seventh and deciding game. Continue reading Braves beat Yankees to win World Series 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 10 1957)

The Everly Brothers perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 6 1957)


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(Sunday, October 6, 1957, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — The Everly Brothers performed “Wake Up Little Susie” on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading The Everly Brothers perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 6 1957)

‘Leave It to Beaver’ series debuts on CBS-TV 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1957)


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(Friday, October 4, 1957, 7:30-8:00 p.m EDT)Leave It to Beaver, an American television sitcom about an inquisitive and often naïve boy and his adventures in his suburban neighborhood, premiered as a regular series tonight on CBS-TV, starring Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers. Continue reading ‘Leave It to Beaver’ series debuts on CBS-TV 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1957)

‘Space Age’ begins as Soviets launch Sputnik 1 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1957)


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(Friday, October 4, 1957; 19:28:34 UTC) — The Soviet Union today (Oct. 5, 1957, at the launch site) launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome, a spaceport located in southern Kazakhstan, inaugurating the Space Age. Continue reading ‘Space Age’ begins as Soviets launch Sputnik 1 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1957)

‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ premieres in London 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 2 1957)


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(Wednesday, October 2, 1957)The Bridge on the River Kwai, a British-American epic war film about World War II POWs forced by the Japanese Army to build a strategic bridge in Burma, premiered tonight in London. Continue reading ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ premieres in London 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 2 1957)