Daily Archives: April 10, 2013

Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to assassinate Gen. Edwin Walker 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Video: 'April 11, 1963 - General Edwin Walker interviewed after shooting incident'

(Wednesday, April 10, 1963, at approximately 9 p.m. CST) — An unknown gunman tonight narrowly missed killing former U.S. Army General Edwin A. Walker, who had been working on his taxes at his home in Dallas, Texas. The would-be killer would later turn out to have been Lee Harvey Oswald, who would use the same rifle to assassinate U.S. President John F. Kennedy seven months later.

Hammarskjold takes over top UN post 60 years ago this hour (1953)


Video: 'Dag Hammarskjöld sworn in as UN Secretary-General (1953)'

(Friday, April 10, 1953, 3:13 p.m. EST) — Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden today became the second Secretary General in the seven-and-a-half-year history of the United Nations. A few minutes later he gave his concept of the work of the United Nations: “Reconciliation and realistic construction.” Continue reading Hammarskjold takes over top UN post 60 years ago this hour (1953)

‘House Of Wax’ premieres in 3-D color in New York City 60 years ago today (1953)


Video: 'House Of Wax' trailer

(Friday, April 10, 1953)House Of Wax, a horror film about a vengeful sculptor who rebuilds his fire-destroyed showplace by using human victims as wax figures, premiered today at the Paramount in New York City. It was the first 3-D color feature from a major American studio.

Directed by André de Toth, the film starred Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Charles Bronson, Carolyn Jones and Phyllis Kirk.