What Happened on August 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 136 m (445'10")
  • US & Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

Famous Birthdays

  • Glen Gorbous, Canada, longest throw of a regulation baseball (445'10")
  • Laura Johnson, actress (Falcon Crest), born in Burbank, California
  • Taylor Negron [Brad Taylor], American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), born in Glendale, California

Famous Deaths

  • Harvey Glatmin, 1st bondage-photo victim, executed [or 8/18/59]