Yanks doing loads of nuclear testing at Bikini Atol.
Riots against the French in Algeria
Offensive started against Castro in Cuba
Chairman Mao announces great leap forward program. (I'm still waiting)
Real Madrid with distefano and puskas make it 3 European cups in a row
World cup comp started in Switzerland. West Germany won, obvs.
French lose battle of Mang Yang pass in Vietnam in the first Indochinese war. (this kind of escalated)
CIA engineered a military coup in Guatamala (this kind of escalated)
Sarah Mae Fleming was expelled from a bus in South Carolina for sitting in a whites-only section. (this kind of escalated)
UEFA was formed
First atomic power station opened
Alan Turing topped himself
Aug 1Mike Tyson outpoints Tony Tucker in 12 in a heavyweight boxing unification matchup in Las Vegas, first to own all 3 major belts WBA, WBC and IBF at the same time. Aug 7 Javed Miandad becomes first to score 6,000 Test runs for Pakistan as he cracks 260 in drawn 5th Test v England at The Oval. Aug 8 Lynne Cox became 1st to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait.