What Happened on August 18, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½")
  • Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
  • Juan-Manuel Fangio, wins his last auto World Championship at 46
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Carole Bouquest, actress (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Paris, France
  • Denis Leary, american actor/comic (Rescue Me), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Ron Strykert, Australia, rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be)

Famous Deaths

  • Wawrzyniec Zulawski, Polish composer, dies at 41