It looks and feels like a flight on wheels! From the first moment you see it – you know this is a car of magnificent change.
For this stunning automobile – this big, bold, buoyant B-58 Buick – is literally born out of more aviation principles, starting with its extensive new use of aluminum throughout, than any car before. There’s the look of flight to its lines and the freshest fashion in Buick annals.
There’s the principle of flight to its going with the wondrous performance of Buick’s new B-12000 engine and Flight Pitch Dynaflow. There’s the luxury feel of flight in its new Miracle Ride, plus the superb comfort of Buick’s new Air-Poise Suspension. And there’s a new solidity, quality and excellence to its construction that surpasses even the high Buick standards of the past.
So come make your acquaintance with five great new Buick Series – LIMITED, ROADMASTER, SUPER, CENTURY and SPECIAL. Then take your pick of the Buick that’s right for you and right for your budget.
See for yourself that here is the first big car that’s light on its feet – and the last word in travel before wheels leave ground.
January 31 – The first successful American satellite, Explorer 1, is launched into orbit.
February 11 – The strongest ever known solar maximum is recorded.
March 10 – Birth of Sharon Stone, American actress and producer.
March 11 – A U.S. B-47 bomber accidentally drops an atom bomb on Mars Bluff, South Carolina. Without a fissile warhead, its conventional explosives destroy a house and injure several people.
March 24 – The U.S. Army inducts Elvis Presley, transforming The King Of Rock & Roll into U.S. Private #53310761.
March 27 – Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
April 1 – The BBC Radiophonic Workshop is established.
April 3 – Castro’s revolutionary army begins its attacks on Havana.
April 3 – Birth of Alec Baldwin, American actor.
June 1 – Charles de Gaulle is brought out of retirement to lead France by decree for 6 months.
June 15 – Pizza Hut is founded.
July 10 – The first parking meters are installed in Britain.
July 12 – The Beatles, at the time known as The Quarrymen, pay 17 shillings and 6 pence to have their first recording session where they record Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be the Day” and “In Spite of All the Danger”, a song written by Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
July 29 – The U.S. Congress formally creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
August 1 – The last Tom and Jerry episode (Tot Watchers) made by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera is released. Tom and Jerry will not be released to theaters again until 1961.
August 16 – Birth of Madonna, American-born singer, songwriter, and actress.
August 29 – Birth of Michael Jackson, African-American singer, songwriter and dancer (d. 2009).
October 26 – First transatlantic flight of a Pan American World Airways Boeing 707.
December 21 – General Charles de Gaulle is elected president of France with 78.5% of the votes.
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