Category Archives: 1950s

‘The Seventh Seal’ opens in Sweden 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1957)


Video: 'The Seventh Seal' trailer

(Saturday, February 16, 1957)The Seventh Seal, a Swedish drama-fantasy film about a medieval knight who challenges Death to a chess game to save himself and his friends, opened today in Sweden.

Directed by Ingmar Bergman, the film starred Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Inga Landgré and Åke Fridell

New York City ‘Mad Bomber’ arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 21 1957)


Video: 'George P. Metesky confesses after being arrested in the United States. HD Stock Footage'

(Monday, January 21, 1957, shortly before midnight EST) — 53-year-old George Metesky, suspected of being the “Mad Bomber” who injured 15 people over a 16-year period, was arrested tonight in Waterbury, Connecticut. Continue reading New York City ‘Mad Bomber’ arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 21 1957)

President Eisenhower, VP Nixon publicly sworn in for second terms 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 21 1957)


Video: 'Jan. 21, 1957: Inaugural Ceremonies for Dwight D. Eisenhower'

(Monday, January 21, 1957, 12:22 p.m. EST) — President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 66, was publicly inaugurated today for a second term of office on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice Earl Warren administering oath of office. Continue reading President Eisenhower, VP Nixon publicly sworn in for second terms 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 21 1957)