The Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions met for the third straight year in the NFL title game. The Browns avenged two previous defeats in a 56-10 laugher.
THE NEWS IN BRIEF. Ernest Hemingway, 54, suffers these injuries in two separate January plane crashes in Africa: three compressed vertebrae, ruptured kidney and liver, collapsed intestine, brain concussion, scalp burns, partial blindness. His suffering is assuaged in October when he is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, primarily for his 1952 novel, The Old Man and the Sea.
•There's a war on in Vietnam, and the French lose it at Dien Bien Phu on May 8.
•Aristotle Socrates Onassis, a 48-year-old Greek shipping tycoon, converts a 325-foot frigate into his personal yacht and christens her Christina.
•An H-bomb test by the U.S. on March 1 in the Marshall Islands surprises even the Atomic Energy Commission when the explosion turns out to be three times stronger than expected. It is the biggest explosion set off by man, and it in turn sets off Ban the Bomb demonstrations throughout the world.
•The sudden proliferation of so-called "horror comics" provokes a congressional investigation.
•The Motion Picture Association of America lifts its censorship of the phrase go to hell in film dialogue.
•Boeing introduces its 128-foot-long 707, the country's first commercial jet passenger plane.
•The well-dressed American businessman wears a charcoal-gray flannel suit with pink shirt and regimental-striped tie.
•Kids everywhere begin wearing Davy Crockett coon-skin caps.