Major Event/ Sports /Prizes



NBA: Boston Celtics vs. St. Louis Hawks Series: 4-3
NCAA Football: Auburn & Ohio State Record: 10-0-0 & 9-1-0
Heisman Trophy: John David Crow, texas a&m;, HB points: 1,183
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins Series: 4-1
US Open Golf: Dick Mayer Score: 282 Course: Inverness Club Location: Toledo, Ohio
World Series: Milwaukee Braves vs. New York Yankees Series: 4-3

Popular Music

1. "Too Much" ... Elvis Presley
2. "Young Love" ... Tab Hunter
3. "Party Doll" ... Buddy Knox
4. "Round and Round" ... Perry Como
5. "All Shook Up" ... Elvis Presley
6. "Love Letters in the Sand" ... Pat Boone
7. "Teddy Bear" ... Elvis Presley
8. "Tammy" ... Debbie Reynolds
9. "Diana" ... Paul Anka
10. "That'll Be the Day" ... The Crickets

Popular Movies

1. The Ten Commandments
2. Around the World in 80 Days
3. Giant
4. Pal Joey
5. Seven Wonders of the World
6. The Tea House of the August Moon
7. The Pride and Passion
8. Anastasia
9. Island in the Sun
10. Love Me Tender


Academy Awards

Best Picture: "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
Best Director: David Lean ... "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
Best Actor: Alec Guinness ... "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
Joanne Woodward ... "The Three Faces of Eve"

Nobel Prizes

TODD, Lord ALEXANDER R., Great Britain, Cambridge University, b. 1907, d. 1997: "for his work on nucleotides and nucleotide co-enzymes"

CAMUS, ALBERT, France, b. 1913 (in Mondovi, Algeria), d. 1960: "for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times"

PEARSON, LESTER BOWLES, Canada, b. 1897, d. 1972: former Secretary of State for External Affairs of Canada, President 7th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Physiology or Medicine
BOVET, DANIEL, Italy, Chief Institute of Public Health, Rome, b. 1907 (in Neuchatel, Switzerland), d. 1992: "for his discoveries relating to synthetic compounds that inhibit the action of certain body substances, and especially their action on the vascular system and the skeletal muscles"

The prize was awarded jointly to: YANG, CHEN NING, China, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A., b. 1922; and LEE, TSUNG-DAO, China, Columbia University, New York, NY, U.S.A., b. 1926: "for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles"

Pulitzer Prizes

Drama: Eugene O'Neill ... "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
History: George F. Kennan ... "Russia Leaves the War: Soviet American Relations, 1917-20"
International Reporting: Russell Jones ... "United Press"
National Reporting: James B. Reston ... "New York Times"
Public Service: "Chicago Daily News"


Most Popular Books

1 ." By Love Possessed"... James Gould Cozzens & Harcourt, Brace
2." Peyton Place" ...Grace Metalious. Messner
3."Compulsion" ...Meyer Levin. Simon & Schuster
4."Rally Round the Flag, Boys!"... Max Shulman. Doubleday
5. "Blue Camellia"...Frances Parkinson Keyes. Messner
6. "Eloise in Paris"...Kay Thompson. Simon & Schuster
7." The Scapegoat"... Daphne du Maurier. Doubleday
8. "On the Beach"... Nevil Shute. Morrow
9. "Below the Salt"... Thomas B. Costain, Doubleday
10."Atlas Shrugged"... Ayn Rand. Random House
1. "Kids Say the Darndest Things!"... Art Linkletter. PrenticeHall
2. "The FBI Story"... Don Whitehead. Random House
3. "Stay Alive All Your Life"...Norman Vincent Peale. PrenticeHall
4."To Live Again"... Catherine Marshall. McGraw-Hill
5."Better Homes and Gardens Flower Arranging."... Meredith
6."Where Did You Go? Out. What Did You Do? Nothing"...Robert Paul
Smith. Norton
7."Baruch: My Own Story"... Bernard M. Baruch. Holt
8."Please Don't Eat the Daisies"... Jean Kerr. Doubleday
9."The American Heritage Book of Great Historic Places"... American
Heritage Publishing Co. and Simon & Schuster
10. "The Day Christ Died,"... Jim Bishop


Most Popular Television Shows

1. Gunsmoke (CBS)
2. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)
3. Tales of Wells Fargo (NBC)
4. Have Gun Will Travel (CBS)
5. I've Got A Secret (CBS)
6. The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp (ABC)
7. General Electric Theater (CBS)
8. The Restless Gun (NBC)
9. December Bride (CBS)
10. You Bet Your Life (NBC)