This posting contains a section from Southpaw Ben. I am including his work in this posting as per my mandate to provide more than one method to provide the history segment. (The other is through email and the wiki). If he wants me to remove it, I will do so. Just let me know.
Here are some one liners...
The Secret is Out: The Polio Vaccine is Here! -- Jonas Salk does not deserve sole credit for the discovery, but he is the face of the research team and he is a good man. People feel it.
MK Ultra: Making Super Spies Out of Citizens -- Yes. Your tax dollars at work as the CIA uses drugs, abuse and torture on American citizens without their knowledge or consent.
The Death of Stalin -- Southpaw Ben offers his thoughts on whether Stalin really died of a stroke or was he poisoned?
Notable Births -- See below.
This Year in Film -- See below.
This Year in Music -- See below.
In Other News -- See below.
The Secret is Out: The Polio Vaccine is Here!
- "It's not the Salk vaccine! ... I'm not entitled to that kind of credit and everyone knows it!"
- -- Dr. Jonas Salk complaining about reporters crediting him rather than the team for the discovery of the polio vaccine. 
MK Ultra: Making Super Spies Out of CitizensYour CIA has a little project in the works. They call it Project MK Ultra. It is an experiment in mind control. Not to worry. They aren't conducting the study without help. They have farmed out pieces of it to 149 universities, research facilities, hospitals, prisons, and pharmaceutical companies. Many of them have no idea they are working for the CIA. Some of them are fully aware, but you can trust them. They are from the government. Right? Drugs are used (such as LSD), sensory deprivation, verbal and sexual abuse as well as psychological torture. After the Watergate scandal in 1973, the CIA will stop the MK Ultra project and the core documentation will go into the shredder. Final oversight of this project will come in the form of a Freedom of Information Act request 25 years later. Thousands of documents with incidental mentions of MK Ultra will spill out, prompting a Senate hearing. By the time your government guardians get on the dime the Project will be long gone. Several Americans will be killed, having been administered drugs and other procedures that simply rendered them dead... without prior knowledge of the risk nor their consent. Have a nice day.   
The Death of StalinOn March 1st, 1953, Stalin had a stroke. Due to strict orders to his guards to not enter, he was left alone the entire day, despite not getting up at his usual time. When he was found around 10 PM, he was covered in urine and couldn't speak. On March 3rd, his body double, Felix Dadaev, was ordered to return from his vacation; however on March 4th, in a move that shocked the world, Stalin's illness was broadcast with extensive medical details of his stroke. Following his death on March 6th, Georgy Malenkov took over as First Secretary of the USSR, until March 14th, when Nikita Khrushchev was selected to be the new First Secretary of the USSR.
- Gary Johnson: Founded one of New Mexico's largest construction companies. Republican Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, and Libertarian Party nominee for President in 2012 and 2016. 
- Tony Blair: UK Prime Minister. 
- Jeb Bush: Gov. of Florida and presidential candidate. 
- And in Entertainment...
- -- Tim Allen: The Santa Clause, Galaxy Quest, the voice of Buzz Lightyear, and TV's Last Man Standing. 
- -- Hulk Hogan: Professional wrestler, actor, TV personality. 
- -- Colm Meaney: Star Trek: Second Generation's Miles O'Brian. (Transporter Chief) 
- -- Dennis Miller: Saturday Night Live comedian and radio talk show host. 
- -- Mary Steenburgen: One Magic Christmas, The Butcher's Wife, The Proposal, and more.. 
This Year in Film
- The Robe: Starring Richard Burton. (The plot surrounds the crucifiction of Jesus.) 
- House of Wax: Starring Vincent Price. 
- How to Marry a Millionaire: Starring Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and Lauren Bacall. 
This Year in Music
- That's Amore: (pronounced: ah-MORE-aye) Dean Martin. 
- Your Cheatin' Heart: Hank Williams. (He dies in January of this year.) 
- (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?: Patti Page. 
In Other News
- The USSR's H-Bomb: This year the USSR tests it's first hydrogen bomb and later announces to the world that they are now a thermonuclear power. 
- Collective Agriculture in Germany: Walter Ulbricht, First Secretary of East Germany, declares that East Germanagriculture will be collectivized.