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Dated Events

  • Real World: February 28. James Watson and Francis Crick announce that they have determined the structure of DNA.
  • Real World: March 6. Georgy Malenkov replaces Stalin as premier of the Soviet Union.
  • Real World: May 25. The United States conducts a test of a nuclear artillery weapon at the Nevada Test Site; no further tests are attempted.
  • Real World: May 29. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay perform the first successful ascent to the top of Mt. Everest.

Undated Events

New Fictional Works

Notable Books

Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester, Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis.

Notable Films

Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Captain Scarlett, Donovan's Brain, House of Wax, Invaders from Mars, It Came from Outer Space, Knights of the Round Table, The Lost Planet (serial), The Magnetic Monster, The Master of Ballantrae, The Neanderthal Man, Peter Pan, Pickup on South Street, Project Moon Base, The Robe, Robot Monster, The Sword and the Rose, The Twonky, The War of the Worlds, Wuthering Heights.

Notable Television Series

  • Beginning: Flash Gordon, The Quatermass Experiment.
  • Continuing: The Adventures of Superman (Season 2), Captain Video and His Video Rangers (Season 5), Space Patrol (Season 4), Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (Season 5).

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