What Happened on July 19, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada
  • Don Bowden becomes 1st American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7)
  • US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Cathy Reynolds, LPGA golfer (1981 Golden Lights), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt), dies at 59