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Dated Events

  • Real World: September 4. In Little Rock, Arkansas, Governor Orville Faubus calls in the National Guard to stop African-American students from enrolling at Central High School.
  • Real World: October 4. Sputnik I, the world's first orbiting artificial satellite, is launched by the Soviet Union.
  • Real World: November 3. Sputnik II is launched, with the first animal to enter space- the dog Laika- on board.

Undated Events

  • Real World: The FORTRAN computer programming language is made available to the public by IBM.



New Fictional Works

Notable Books

From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming, On the Beach by Nevil Shute.

Notable Films

  • The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas, The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Crab Monsters, Beginning of the End, Blood of Dracula, Cat Girl, The Curse of Frankenstein, The Cyclops, Daughter of Dr. Jekyll, The Deadly Mantis, The Disembodied, Enemy from Space, From Hell It Came, The Giant Claw
  • I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, I Was a Teenage Werewolf, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Invasion of the Saucer Men, The Invisible Boy, Kronos, The Land Unknown, Les Miserables, The Monolith Monsters, Monster from Green Hell, The Monster That Challenged the World
  • The She Creature, Throne of Blood, 20 Million Miles to Earth, The 27th Day, The Undead, The Unknown Terror, The Vampire, Voodoo Island, Voodoo Woman, The Zombies of Mora Tau

Notable Television Series

  • Beginning:
  • Continuing: The Adventures of Robin Hood (Season 3), The Adventures of Superman (Season 6).
  • Ending: The Adventures of Sir Lancelot, Colonel Bleep.

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