February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theatre in New York City).
September 30 - The Cinerama widescreen system, invented by Fred Waller, debuts with the film This Is Cinerama.
Top Grossing Films of the Year
This Is Cinerama
The Greatest Show on Earth, produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Charlton Heston, James Stewart and others
The World in His Arms
June 7 - Liam Neeson, actor
September 12 - Neil Peart, drummer/songwriter
May 8 – Walter Fox, US movie producer
Other Movies Released