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Military pilot Francis Gary Powers
is convicted of espionage against the Soviet Union and is sentenced to a total of ten years, three years in prison followed by seven years of hard labor. Powers had been shot down in his U-2 jet plane over Sverdlovsk [aka Yekaterinburg], Russia, Europe, while on a spying mission for the USA
. The incident will become a major international news story and will have significant political impact on talks between Russia and the USA. The story of Powers' trial and sentencing will be recounted in the patriotic song The Trial Of Francis Powers
by Red River Dave
continues with his two week season at Basin Street East, New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Teddy Edwards
records Scrapple From The Apple, Take The 'A' Train and other tracks for Contemporary Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bluegrass group Jimmy Martin
And The Sunny Mountain Boys record Don't Cry To Me.
The musical Irma La Douce
is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.