Things that happened the year I was born:
Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio
The first mass vaccination of children against polio began.
Roger Bannister ran the first 4 minute mile.
The Boeing 707 was released.
The Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools were unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education.
The first issue of Sports Illustrated was published.
Joseph Welch lashes out at Sen. Joe McCarthy: "Have you, at long last, no decency?." (Later that year, the Senate voted to condemn McCarthy.)
The Viet Minh took control of North Vietnam.
Godzilla premiered in Tokyo.
The first Burger King opened.
The TV dinner was introduced.
The novel The Lord of the Flies was published.