Category Archives: 1950s

416 killed as Hurricane Audrey slams into coastal Louisiana and Texas 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1957)


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(Thursday, June 27, 1957, 14:30 UTC)Hurricane Audrey slammed into coastal Louisiana and Texas today as a Category 4 storm, killing at least 416 people. Continue reading 416 killed as Hurricane Audrey slams into coastal Louisiana and Texas 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1957)

‘Sweet Smell of Success’ opens in New York City 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1957)


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(Thursday, June 27, 1957, doors opened at 10:00 a.m. EDT)Sweet Smell of Success, an American film noir about a crooked press agent who stoops to new depths to help an egotistical columnist break up his sister’s romance, opened today at Loew’s State Theatre in New York City. Continue reading ‘Sweet Smell of Success’ opens in New York City 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1957)

Gene Kelly performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 23 1957)


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(Sunday, June 23, 1957, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — Gene Kelly promoted his film The Happy Road on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from the Marine Amphitheater at Jones Beach, Long Island, New York. Continue reading Gene Kelly performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 23 1957)

‘A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation)’ by Marty Robbins peaks at #2 in USA 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 3 1957)

(Monday, June 3, 1957)“A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation)” by Marty Robbins peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for one week. Continue reading ‘A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation)’ by Marty Robbins peaks at #2 in USA 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 3 1957)