Flintstones is aired for the first time and becomes the
first cartoon show to air in prime time.
Gordy starts Motown Records in Detroit.
- Big Bad John
- Blue Moon
- Will You Love Me
- The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- Runaround Sue
- Take Good Care Of My Baby
Picture - West Side Story
Actress - Sophia Loren for "Two Women''
Actor - Maximillian Schell for "Judgment at
Bob Dylan's first
gig in NYC
founded by 214-lb. Jean Nidetch
Roger Maris hits 61
and civil defense drills become the norm
-Car 54 Where Are You?
-The Joey Bishop Show
-Walt Disney's Wonderful World Of Color
-The Donna Reed Show
-Sing Along With Mitch
- Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin,
is the first person in space.
- Alan Shepard is the first
American in space.
- Freedom Riders to desegregate
buses in the South are met with
- East and West Germany are cut
into by the construction of the Berlin Wall.
- XXIII Amendment is added to the U.S.
Constitution allowing D.C. residents to vote in presidential
- JFK is inaugurated.
- 1,400 armed exiles organized, by
the CIA, landed at the Bay of Pigs but failed to overthrow Castro's
- The Peace Corps is established.
- A presidential news conference is
televised for the first time.