MOVEMENT: Manual Mechanical
CASE DIAMETER: 10mm
- The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1 then subsequently, Sputnik 2 with the first animal to orbit the Earth (a dog named Laika) on board. There is no technology available to return it to Earth.
- The Cavern Club opens in Liverpool as a jazz club. The Club would go on to host acts such as The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, The Hollies, The Kinks, Elton John, Queen and The Who.
- John Lennon and Paul McCartney first meet as teenagers at a garden fete at St. Peter's Church, Woolton, Liverpool, England.