1950s sports

# 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): https://www.infoplease.com/arts-entertainment/emmyr-awards/1957-emmy-awards
Oscars (for 1956 films): https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/1957
Tonys (for 1957): http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/history/ceremonies/200909151253044806754...
(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.)

LINKS:
http://pop-culture.us/Annual/1957.html
History Central: http://www.historycentral.com/20th/1957.html
The People's History: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1957.html

# 182: 1956 - Music and Headlines


58:30 minutes (53.58 MB)

Tonight on the show, we head back in the time machine to 1956.

SONG LIST:
Theme from Giant - Dimitri Tiomkin
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Canadian Sunset - Hugo Winterhalter
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
Que Sera Sera - Doris Day
True Love - Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly
Lisbon Antigua - Nelson Riddle
On The Street Where You Live - Vic Damone
Standing On The Corner - The Four Lads
The Flying Saucer - Buchanan & Goodman
Come Go With Me - The Del-Vikings
Allegheny Moon - Patti Page
Moonglow/Theme from Picnic - George Cates
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
Rock Island Line - Lonnie Donergan
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
The March of the Siamese Children - 20th Century Fox Orchestra/The King & I

LINKS:
http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1956.html
http://pop-culture.us/Annual/1956.html
http://fiftiesweb.com/pop/sports-1956/
http://www.mrpopculture.com/1956

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