THAT WAS THEN...
MOTORING The AC Ace (forerunner of the Cobra), Chevrolet Corvette, Healey 100, FJ Holden and Porsche 550 Spyder all made their debuts
BOOKS Ian Fleming published his first Bond novel, Casino Royale
WAR The Korean War ended in July after three years of fighting
POLITICS Dwight Eisenhower was inaugurated as 34th president of the United States
FILM Frank Sinatra re-ignited his career with an Oscar-winning performance in From Here to Eternity
Hawthorn (16), hunched forward at the wheel, pushes past Fangio (18) to take an epic first win