Pali Palms Hotel opens.
First commercial color TV broadcast carried by KHVH (now KITV-46).
GEM store, the Costco of its day, opens.
Henry Kaiser erects one of the world's first geodesic domes as an auditorium for his Hawaiian Village Hotel in Waikiki.
Hawai'i leads the world in sugar techniques and efficient sugar production. Output rises from 20 tons per worker in 1933 to an estimated 65 tons per worker in 1957.
The military pours more than $300 million into the economy, with the Army contributing $84.5 million.
Tourism industry reports a record 164,500 visitors to the Islands.
Construction industry surpasses both sugar and pineapple in earnings. Construction earns $150 million, sugar $146 million.
$488,400,000 worth of imports arrive in Hawai'i; exports total $278,500,000.