This week 56 years ago, President Eisenhower's was the first voice heard in a radio broadcast from space, using the first communications satellite. And the following songs were the most popular in the United States, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
Another classic American film set in Baltimore will be turned into a Broadway musical. Barry Levinson has adapted "Diner," his well-regarded 1982 movie, for the stage. With music and lyrics by rock singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, the new show is scheduled to open in New York next fall.