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1957

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U.S. Facts

  • President: Dwight D. Eisenhower (R)
  • Population: 171,984,000
  • Life Expectancy: 69.5 years
  • Unemployment: 4.3%
  • Average Annual Salary: $5,500
  • Minimum Wage: $1.00 per hour
  • Inflation Rate: 3.37%

What Things Cost

  • Automobile: $2,100
  • Gasoline: $0.31 per gallon
  • House: $18,000
  • Bread: $0.19 per loaf
  • Milk: $1.00 per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: $0.03

Major U.S. Events

  • Civil Rights Acts passed, first such law in 87 years.
  • John and Robert Kennedy run Senate rackets committee hearings
  • "Eisenhower recession" starts before year-end

Major World Events

  • Israel withdraws from Sinai
  • European Common Market is created
  • Space race begins with Soviet Union
  • Asian flu pandemic begins in China, resulting in almost 1 million deaths

July

  • Distant Early Warning (DEW) radar defense line becomes operational

August

  • North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) established
  • American Bandstand makes national TV debut

September

  • Eisenhower uses 101st Airborne Division to integrate schools in Little Rock
  • American Motors introduces country's first compact car, the Rambler
  • West Side Story debuts on Broadway

October

  • Soviet Union launches Sputnik, the first artificial earth satellite

November

  • Mackinac Bridge connects Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas

December

  • First atomic power plant in U.S. produces electricity

Top Songs

  • All Shook Up by Elvis Presley
  • Love Letters In The Sand by Pat Boone
  • Little Darlin' by the Diamonds
  • Young Love by Tab Hunter
  • So Rare by Jimmy Dorsey

Other New Songs

  • Peggy Sue by Buddy Holly
  • Wake Up Little Susie by the Everly Brothers
  • Chances Are by Johnny Mathis
  • Whole Lotta' Shakin' Goin' On by Jerry Lee Lewis

Top Movies

  • The Bridge Over the River Kwai
  • Sayonara
  • The Three Faces of Eve
  • Gunfight At the O.K. Corral
  • Twelve Angry Men

Top Books

  • Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
  • Justine by Lawerence Durrell
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • The Assistant by Bernard Malamud
  • Cat in The Hat by Dr. Seuss

Top TV Shows (1956-57)

  • I Love Lucy
  • The Ed Sullivan Show
  • General Electric Theater
  • $64,000 Question
  • December Bride

Major League Baseball: World Series

  • Milwaukee Braves d. New York Yankees

Pro Football: Championships

  • NFL: Detroit Lions d. Cleveland Browns

Ice Hockey: Stanley Cup

  • Montreal Canadiens d. Boston Bruins

Pro Basketball: Championship

  • Boston Celtics d. St. Louis Hawks

NCAA Champions

  • Football: Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Basketball: North Carolina Tar Heels

Other Champions

  • Boxing: Floyd Patterson defends heavyweight title twice
  • Golf: Dick Mayer is PGA player of the year
  • Tennis: Malcolm J. Anderson and Ashley J. Cooper win U.S. Open
  • Horse Racing: Iron Liege wins Kentucky Derby
  • Auto Racing: Sam Hanks wins Indianapolis 500
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