In 1951 an atomic explosion is telecast for the first time from the Nevada Test Site. In 1956 the
Browder v. Gayle lawsuit is filed in U.S. district court challenging bus segregation in
Montgomery, Alabama. In 1957 the Leo Castelli art gallery opens in New York City. And in 1958 Egyptian President Nasser successfully negotiates the merger of Egypt and Syria within the United Arab Republic.
Born on this date - cellist/conductor/composer Victor Herbert (1859), Academy Award winning director John Ford (1894), Academy Award winning actor Clark Gable (1901), screenwriter/humorist S J Perelman (1904), chanteuse Hildegarde (1906), opera singer Renata Tebaldi (1922), actor Stuart Whitman (1926), USSR President Boris Yeltsin (1931), singer [Kingston Trio] Bob Shane (1934) and singer Don Everly (1937).
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