Today in History for December 1957

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 38 of 38

1st - Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly and the Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show
2nd - 1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn)
2nd - Sam Cooke's single "You Send Me" reaches #1
2nd - 1958 NFL Draft: King Hill from Rice first pick by Chicago Cardinals
3rd - 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)
4th - First edition of "Chase's Annual Events" published
4th - 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's, England)
5th - William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs" premieres in NYC
5th - NYC is first US city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law)
5th - President Sukarno of Indonesia expels all Dutch people.
6th - 1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up
6th - AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987)
6th - Indonesia begins nationalizing Dutch possessions
7th - Tony Kubek of the Yanks selected as AL Rookie of the Year
9th - 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
12th - Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo
1st President of Indonesia Sukarno1st President of Indonesia Sukarno 12th - US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
12th - Willem J Kolff and his team at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic removed the heart from a dog and replaced it with a pneumatic pump which kept the dog alive for 90 minutes, proving the viability of the artificial heart
14th - "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 perfs
14th - "Rumple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 45 performances
16th - Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
17th - US successfully test-fires Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile
17th - The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show airs on NBC due to lack of national sponsorship
18th - Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania USA, the world's 1st nuclear power plant begins to generate electricity
19th - "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 20th - Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service
21st - Indonesia proclaims end to state of war
22nd - KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
23rd - Test Cricket debut for Wally Grout & Bobby Simpson v South Africa
25th - Ed Gein found insane of murder
26th - Roger Sessions' 3rd Symphony premieres in London
28th - CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
28th - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
28th - 46th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
29th - Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game
29th - Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
30th - Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns
31st - AAU awards Bobby Morrow, James Sullivan Memorial Trophy

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 63 of 63

2nd - Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian politician
4th - Lee Smith, Jamestown LA, pitcher (Cin Reds)
4th - Raul Boesel, Brazil, Indy-car racer (CART)
4th - Eric S. Raymond, American open source advocate
5th - Art Monk, NFL wide receiver (Wash Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles)
5th - Charlene Morett, Darby Pa, field hockey left wing (Oly-bronze-1984)
6th - Luis Mariano Delis Fournier, Cuba, discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1980)
7th - Geoff "Henry" Lawson, cricketer (Australian fast bowler 1980-89)
7th - Rohan Jayasekera, cricketer (one Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan 1982)
7th - Tom Winsor, British lawyer and economic regulator
8th - Phil Collen, English heavy-metal guitarist (Def Leppard - Love Bites), born in London, England
9th - Donny Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
10th - Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor, (d. 2012)
10th - Prem Rawat, known also as Guru Maharaj Ji and Maharaji, American Indian spiritual leader and speaker
12th - Cy Curnin, Londo, England, rock vocalist (Fixx-Sign of Fire)
12th - Sheila E.[scovedo], American singer, drummer and percussionist (Krush Grove, Holly Rock), born in Oakland, California
12th - Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright
13th - Steve Buscemi, actor (Fargo)
13th - Morris Day, American singer (The Time)
13th - Jean-Marie Messier, French businessman
14th - Gary Ferris, American author
15th - Tim Reynolds, Wiesbaden, Germany, guitarist (Dave Matthews Band)
15th - Mario Marois, Canadian ice hockey player
15th - Mike McAlary, American journalist (d. 1998)
15th - Yuuichi Nagashima, Japanese voice actor
17th - Bob Ojeda, pitcher (NY Mets)
18th - John Webster, rocker (Red Ryder-Light in the Tunnel)
19th - Doug Johnson, rock keyboardist (Loverboy-Get Lucky)
19th - Kevin McHale, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
19th - Liz Glazowski, playmate (April, 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois
19th - Cyril Collard, French film director (d. 1993)
19th - John Gulager, American film director
20th - Billy Bragg, singer/songwriter
20th - Mike Watt, US bassist (Rockband Firehose)
20th - Joyce Hyser, American actress
20th - Anna Vissi, Greek-Cypriot singer
21st - Joshua Mostel, actor (Delta House, At Ease), born in NYC, New York
21st - Lisa Gerritsen, actress (Bess-The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Los Angeles, California
21st - Ray Romano, American actor (Everybody Loves Raymond, Ice Age), born in Queens, New York
21st - Tom Henke, American baseball player
22nd - Lynne Thigpen, Joliet Ill, actress (Nancy-Love Sidney)
22nd - Ricky Ross, British rock vocalist (Deacon Blue-Raintown)
22nd - Susan Powter, diet guru/author/talk show host (Susan Powter Show)
22nd - Carole James, Canadian politician
23rd - Dan Bigras, Canadian singer
23rd - Trisha Goddard, English television presenter
24th - Ian Burden, S Yorks England, rock bassist (Human League-Only Human)
24th - Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan
24th - Diane Tell, Quebec singer
25th - Jan Rot, Dutch composer/writer (Wrong Nights)
25th - Jillie Mack, Mrs Tom Selleck/actress (Magnum PI)
25th - Shane McGowan, rock vocalist (Pogues-Red Roses For Me)
25th - Chris Kamara, English footballer and commentator
25th - Shane MacGowan, Irish musician
26th - Dermot Murnaghan, British broadcaster
27th - Connie Chillemi, Eglin AFB FL, golfer (1994 Standard Register-13th)
27th - James Sanford, US runner (world record 50m indoor)
28th - Anne Sargeant, Australian netballer
29th - Brad Grey, American film producer
29th - Paul Rudnick, American screenwriter/playwright
30th - Matt Lauer, TV host (Today Show)
30th - Patricia Kalember, Schnectady NY, actress (Georgie Whitsig-Sisters)
31st - David Allen Ogrin, Waukegan IL, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

Country Singer Jerry Lee LewisCountry Singer Jerry Lee Lewis (12th) 12th - Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham
28th - "Rebel Without A Cause" actress Natalie Wood (19) weds actor Robert Wagner (27) at Scottsdale United Methodist Church in Scottsdale, Arizona
29th - "Steve and Eydie" singer duo Steve Lawrence (22) weds Eydie Gorme (29) at the home of Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 15 of 15

2nd - Harrison Ford, silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73
2nd - Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (b. 1902)
3rd - Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher, dies at 81
6th - Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French Engineer and aviation pioneer, dies at 76
8th - Reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), dies at 55
9th - Carswell Adams, sportscaster (Your Sports Special), dies
12th - Robert Frank Kurka, composer, dies at 35
17th - Dorothy Sayers, [Atherton Fleming], author (Whose body), dies at 64
19th - John W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56
21st - Eric Coates, composer, dies at 71
24th - Norma Talmadge, US actress (Within the Law, Sign on Bay), dies at 60
25th - Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, US landscape architect and advocate for wildlife conservation, dies at 87
26th - Artur Malawski, composer, dies at 53
27th - Alan Bridge, actor (Hail the Conquering Hero), dies at 66
29th - Tom Richmond, cricketer (Notts leg-spinner took 2-86 in Eng Test), die

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