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# 218: 1957: Music & Headlines

59:21 minutes (54.35 MB)

Tonight on the time machine, we're headed back to 1957...
Sputnik launches...
Central High in Little Rock is desegregated...
The Suez Crisis ends...
The Viet Cong attack South Vietnam...
The Avian Flu hits...
Duvalier takes control of Haiti...

In Sports:
The B*ckeyes share the College Football National Championship with Auburn; B*ckeye Coach Woody Hayes is named AP Coach of the Year
The Milwaukee Braves beat the New York Yankees in the World Series
The Detroit Lions win the NFL Championship
North Carolina wins the NCAA Tournament
The Boston Celtics win the NBA Championship
The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup
Althea Gibson becomes the first African-American woman to win both Wimbledon and the U.S. Tennis Open
Jim Brown, running back out of Syracuse is drafted by the Cleveland Browns, where he would eventually become the NFL all-time leading rusher in his nine NFL seasons (from 1965 to 1984)

Emmys (for 1957 Calendar Year, presented in 1958):
Oscars (for 1956 films):
Tonys (for 1957):
(The Grammys did not exist until 1959. However, in this show, a couple of songs that were nominated for the inaugural Grammy Awards, are played on tonight's show.)

History Central:
The People's History: