In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, into orbit. In 1958, transatlantic passenger jet service began with commercial flights between New York and London. In 1965, Pope Paul VI became the first reigning pontiff to visit the U.S.
Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930), children's author; Buster Keaton (1895-1966), comedian/filmmaker; Charlton Heston (1923-2008), actor; Jackie Collins (1937- ), novelist; Anne Rice (1941- ), novelist; Tony La Russa Jr. (1944- ), baseball player/manager; Susan Sarandon (1946- ), actress; Christoph Waltz (1956- ), actor; Liev Schreiber (1967- ), actor; Alicia Silverstone (1976- ), actress; Jered Weaver (1982- ), baseball player; Derrick Rose (1988- ), basketball player; Dakota Johnson (1989- ), actress
In 1955, the Brooklyn Dodgers finally won their first World Series with a Game 7 win over the New York Yankees; the Dodgers had lost four World Series in the previous eight seasons.
The longest regularly scheduled non-stop passenger flight in 2015 travels 8,578 miles from Dallas, TX, to Sydney, Australia, in 16 hours and 55 minutes.
"I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel." – E. B. White
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