Category Archives: 1950s

Phil Silvers, ‘You’ll Never Get Rich’ cast perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour (Sep 11 1955)


Video: 'Phil Silvers in Toast Of The Town (1955)'

(Sunday, September 11, 1955, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Phil Silvers performed a sketch with the cast of You’ll Never Get Rich (which premiered as a series on CBS-TV nine days later) on tonight’s live edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City.

Emmett Till abducted from his uncle’s home in Money, Mississippi 60 years ago this hour (Aug 28 1955)


Video: 'The Murder Of Emmett Till - Documetary' (Aug. 28, 1955, at 19:46)

(Sunday, August 28, 1955, at about 2:30 a.m. local time)Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American from Chicago, was abducted this morning from his uncle’s home in Money, Mississippi, by two white men after he had supposedly whistled at a white woman. Till was found brutally slain three days later.