The electric neon sign was patented in the United States by George Claude of Paris, France.
Lucy Ricardo gave birth to baby Ricky on I Love Lucy. More people tuned in to watch the show than the inauguration of President Eisenhower.
President Eisenhower okayed the first filming of a news conference for television.
Yasser Arafat returned to Hebron for the first time in 30 years, as Israel hands over control of the West Bank city to Palestinians.