Today would have been Mendoza’s 57th birthday. He is pictured here with his mother at a birthday party.
Other major events that occurred the same year Mendoza was born:
- The US launched its 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1
- The Brooklyn Dodgers officially became the L.A. Dodgers
- US schools used Cliff’s Notes for the first time
- CBS Records announced the debut of stereophonic vinyl records
- Elvis Presley joined the army
- The Lego company patented its design for Lego bricks