In 1953 the second battle of Pork Chop Hill begins in Korea. It ends 4 days later with the U.S. withdrawing. In 1954 the first Newport Jazz Festival, one of the premier jazz events in the U.S., opens in Rhode Island. And in 1957 Paul McCartney first meets John Lennon at a church concert where Lennon is performing. "And the rest is history."
Born on this date - naval hero John Paul Jones (1747), actor Sebastian Cabot (1918), actress/first lady Nancy Davis Reagan (1923), singer/TV host/producer Merv Griffin (1925), rock and roll pioneer Bill Haley (1925), presidential candidate/comedian Pat Paulsen (1927), actress Janet Leigh (1927) and singer/actress Della Reese (1931).
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