Major events of 1956. Contestants at Miss America pageant walk the ramp in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Marian Ann McKnight of South Carolina crowned Miss America. Carol Morris of Iowa wins the Miss Universe contest in Long Beach, California.
United states Navy submarine SSN-571, the USS Nautilus, introduced in 1956. The nuclear powered USS Nautilus submarine underway at sea in United States. Men at controls as the first nuclear submarine is tested. SSN-571 in New York Harbor with Manhattan Island skyline of New York City in background. Next scene shows the guided cruise missile SSM-N-8 Regulus, also introduced in 1956, being fired from a ship, and an aerial view is seen of the Regulus guided missile in flight.
The accidents and the unusual occurrences at the Air Force flight test center at the Edwards
Air Force Base in California, United States. The inflated pads being tested for arrester hook landings. The United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft F-84G Thunderjet makes a zero length launch. The United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft F-84G Thunderjet makes approach to the pad and overshooting to belly landing. The F-84G Thunderjet makes a pass with no hookup. The United States Air Force(USAF) aircraft F-84G Thunderjet makes belly lading on pads. Aerial view of the F-84G Thunderjet nose during approach and landing on pads.
The fourth presidential election debate held between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon in New York, United States on 21st October 1960. ABC News correspondent Quincy Howe allows CBS News correspondent Walter Cronkite to ask a question to Vice President Nixon. Mr. Cronkite asks Vice President Nixon if the Eisenhower Administration was suppressing a report by the United States Information Agency that shows a decline in United States prestige overseas as pointed by Senator Kennedy. Vice President Nixon replies and talks about Sputnik Program launched by the Soviet Union. He further compares the United States and the Soviet Union in terms of education and science. He speaks about UN General Assembly votes called on the Soviet Union to end its Hungarian intervention in 1956 and relates to American prestige. Senator Kennedy says that he did not make most of the statements that Vice President Nixon said he has made and he refers to the first one about Sputnik Program launched by the Soviet Union. Senator Kennedy refers to slums in the United States and talks about support housing legislation which the Eisenhower's Administration has opposed and also speaks about scientists and engineers United States has produced in comparison to the Soviet Union. He further says they were the first in other areas of science but in space, which is the new science, they are not the first
Fatal accident at Air Force flight test center at the Edwards Air Force Base in California, United States. An F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter aircraft being flown from Palmdale California, by Lieutenant Barty Brooks, of the 1708th Ferrying Wing, is attempting an emergency landing at Edwards, after being unable to retract his landing gear. He rounds out high in a nose up attitude during final phase of approach, and decides to take it around to avoid a crash landing. He applies full power but it is not enough to allow him to reestablish normal controlled flight. Instead the aircraft staggers along, under full power and nose high attitude (so-called "sabre Dance").It appears to gain a few feet in altitude, but ends up falling off and striking its right wind on the ground and crashing in a huge fireball.
A U.S. Air Force F-100 jet fighter aircraft, piloted by Lieutenant Barty R. Brooks, of the 1708th Ferrying Wing, trying to go-around, from failed landing attempt at Edwards Air Force Base, California. He had taken off from Palmdale, California, was unable to retract his landing gear, and was attempting an emergency landing at Edwards AFB. The aircraft hovers over the runway in a nose high attitude under full power (so-called "Sabre Dance"), but fails to fully recover controlled flight, eventually striking its right wing on the ground and crashing in a fireball.