Stuck In The '50s

Stuck In The '50s

Great Music from that Fabulous Decade

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'50s History for October 24th

In 1952 presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower promises to end the Korean War with the phrase, "I will go to Korea". Also that year the NSA, National Security Agency is founded by President Truman with a memo to Secretaries of Defense and State, Robert Lovett and Dean Acheson. In 1955 South African delegates to the U.N. walk out after a rebuke by the General Assembly over that countries apartheid policy. In 1956 thousands of Polish students protest in the streets of Warsaw against Soviet dominance. And that same year Margaret Towner is ordained as the first female Presbyterian Church USA minister.

Born on this date - poet [Mary Had A Little Lamb] Sarah Hale (1788), playright/director Moss Hart (1904), pro footballer Y.A. [Yelberton Abraham] Tittle (1926), Radio DJ/singer/Big Bopper J.P. [Jiles Perry] Richardson (1930), actor David Nelson (1936) and musician [Santo and Johnny] Santo Farina (1937).
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