1958 - Freshmen
August 5: The world's first undersea crossing of the North Pole was made by the U.S. atomic submarine Nautilus.
March 22: Noted film producer Mike Todd died when his private plane crashed near Grants, New Mexico.
January 31: The first U.S. Earth satellite, Explorer I, was launched at 10:48 pm from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
March 22: The NCAA basketball championship was won by Kentucky over Seattle.
March 29: The NBA basketball championship was won by the St. Louis Hawks over the Boston Celtics.
October 1-9: The 55th annual World Series was won by the New York Yankees over the Milwaukee Braves.
December 28: The NFL championship was won by the Baltimore Colts over the New York Giants.
At the Movies: Academy Award Winners - Best Picture Gigi; Best Actor DAVID NIVEN in Separate Tables; Best Actress SUSAN HAYWARD in I Want To Live
Music: Gigi, Witch Doctor, The Purple People Eater, and The Chipmunk Song
Minimum wage - $1.00; Average Income - $4,650; New house - $11,975; New car - $2,155; Gallon of Gas - .24; Dow Jones Average - 583.65; Life expectance - 69.6 years.
Inventions: Barbie Doll, Hula Hoop, and Laser
1959 - Sophomores
January 3: Alaska was proclaimed the 49th state by President Eisenhower.
August 21: Hawaii was admitted to the Union as the 50th state. The President also ordered a new flag of 50 stars.
Notables who died this year were: Ethel Barrymore, actress; Lou Costello Comedian, Cecil B. DeMille, Motion picture producer; Billie Holiday, jazz vocalists; and Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect.
June 11: Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D.H. Lawrence, was banned from the mails by Postmaster General Summerfield, who said, "Any literary merit the book may have is far outweighed by the pornographic and smutty passages and words, so that the book, taken as a whole, is an obscene and filthy work."
March 21: The NCAA basketball championship was won by California over West Virginia.
April 4-9: The NBA basketball championship was won by the Boston Celtics over the Minneapolis Lakers.
October 18: The World Series was won by the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Chicago White Sox.
November 5: The newly formed American Football League (AFL) announced that eight professional teams would begin play in 1965.
December 27: The NFL championship was won by the Baltimore Colts over the New York Giants.
1960 - Juniors
May 5: The downing of a U.S. plane over the U.S.S.R on May 1 was announced by Premier Nikita Khrushchev, who called the captured pilot, Francis Gary Powers, a spy and vowed he would be put on trial. On May 7 the U.S. admitted that the unarmed U-2 plane had been on a spy mission.
November 8: John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected President of the United States.
March 25: Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Larence was ruled not obscene, and therefore mailable, by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York.
March 19: The NCAA basketball championship was won by Ohio State over California.
March 27-April 9: The NBA basketball championship was won by the Boston Celtics over the St. Louis Hawks.
October 5-13: The World Series was won by the Pittsburgh Pirates over the New York Yankees.
December 26: The NFL championship was won by the Philadelphia Eagles over the Green Bay Packers.
FHS Homecoming Queen was Senior Judy Eubanks and the Sophomore Princess was Ginny Lee.
At the Movies: Academy Award Winners - Best Picture The Apartment; Best Actor BURT LANCASTER in Elmer Gantry; Best Actress ELIZABETH TAYLOR in Butterfield 8
Music: Theme from Exodus, Oliver, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Let's Do the Twist, and Never on Sunday
Minimum wage - $1.00; Average Income - $5,199; New house - $12,675; New car - $2,610; Gallon of Gas - .26; Dow Jones Average - 685.47; Life expectance - 69.7 years
January 20: John F. Kennedy was inaugurated President of the United States.
April 17: In what came to be called the Bay of Pigs invasion, some 1500 anti-Castro Cuban exiles landed at the Bay of Cochinos in Cuba. On April 24, President Kennedy stated he accepted full responsibility for failure of the invasion.
July 24: A U.S. passenger jet was hijacked. An armed passenger forced the pilot of an Eastern Airlines Electra en route to Tampa from Miami to divert to Havana, Cuba.
October 6: Speaking on civil defense, President Kennedy advised families to build or buy a shelter against atomic fallout.
Notables who died this year were: Gary cooper, actor; Ty Cobb, baseball player; Chico Marx, actor; Grandma Moses, painter; and, James Thurber, writer and cartoonist.
May 5: The first American in space was Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr., who made a successful suborbital flight aboard the Project Mercury capsule Freedom Seven.
January 2: The AFL championship was won by the Houston Oilers over the Los Angeles Chargers.
March 25: The NCAA basketball championship was won by Cincinnati over Ohio State.
April 2-11: The NBA basketball championship was won by the Boston Celtics over the St. Louis Hawks.
October 1: Yankee slugger Roger Maris his his 61st homer, setting a new season record.
October 4-9: The World Series was won by the New York Yankees over the Cincinnati Reds.
December 31: The NFL championship was won by the Green Bay Packers over the New York Giants.
At the Movies: Academy Award Winners - Best Picture WEST SIDE STORY; Best Actor MAXIMILLIAN SCHELL in Judgment at Nuremberg; Best Actress SOPHIA LOREN in Two Women.
Music: Moon River, Run Around Sue, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, and Love Makes the World Go Around.
Minimum wage - $1.15; Average Income - $5,315; New house - $12,550; New car - $2,849; Gallon of Gas - .27; Dow Jones Average - 734.91; Life expectance - 69.7 years.