What Happened in June 1957

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 1st US runner breaks 4 minute mile (Don Bowden) [see May 5, 1956]
  • Jun 1 56th Men's French Championships: Sven Davidson beats Herbert Flam (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Jun 1 56th Women's French Championships: Shirley Bloomer beats Dorothy Knode (6-1, 6-3)
  • Jun 2 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

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Jun 2 US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Jun 3 Howard Cosell's 1st TV show
  • Jun 4 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
  • Jun 4 May & Cowdrey make 411 stand v WI Ramadhin bowls 98 overs
  • Jun 5 NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes
  • Jun 7 Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey v Northants
  • Jun 9 First ascent of Broad Peak (the world's 12th highest mountain).

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 10 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jun 10 John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada
  • Jun 11 12 die in a train crash in Vroman Colo
  • Jun 12 Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs)

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Jun 12 Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jun 13 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth Mass

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Jun 13 Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jun 14 42.0 cm rain falls on East St Louis, Illinois (state record)
  • Jun 14 Edouard Carpentier beats Lou Thesz, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • Jun 15 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 perf
  • Jun 15 42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St Louis, Ill (state record)
  • Jun 15 57th US Golf Open: Dick Mayer shoots a 282 at Inverness Club in Toledo
  • Jun 15 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6
  • Jun 15 Yanks trade Billy Martin & Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran
  • Jun 16 French offensive in Algeria
  • Jun 16 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Wash Senators 8-6
  • Jun 17 "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orch peaks at #2
  • Jun 17 Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)
  • Jun 18 John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as PM of Canada
  • Jun 21 Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister.

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Jun 21 Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • Jun 21 7th Berlin International Film Festival: "12 Angry Men" wins Golden Bear
  • Jun 22 Kansas City stops using streetcars in it's transit system
  • Jun 24 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States.
  • Jun 25 "Jonathan Winters Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 25 2nd Rugby League World Cup: New Zealand beats Great Britain 29-21
  • Jun 27 Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas
  • Jun 27 The British Medical Research Council publishes a report suggesting a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.
  • Jun 28 Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters
  • Jun 28 Frick overrules & names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team
  • Jun 29 12th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
  • Jun 29 Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj & Sjepilov leave USSR communist party

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish film director
  • Jun 2 King Lizzard, American entertainer and songwriter
  • Jun 2 Mark Lawrenson, English Football Pundit
  • Jun 3 Horst-Ulrich Hänel, German field hockey player
  • Jun 4 Tony Pena, Monte Cristi Dom Rep, catcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jun 5 Jim Woodward, Nike golfer (1994 Miss Gulf Coast-50th), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 6 Mike Gatting, cricketer (England batsman 1977-95 & captain)
  • Jun 7 Neal Radford, cricketer (Zambia England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1986-88)
  • Jun 7 Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican musician
  • Jun 7 Ruth Anderson, Welsh rug hooker famous for her folk rugs
  • Jun 8 Scott Raymond Adams, Catskill NY, cartoonist (Dilbert)
  • Jun 8 Don Robinson, American baseball player
  • Jun 9 Elly van Holly, running star (3k indoor world record)
  • Jun 10 Lindsay Hoyle, British politician
  • Jun 10 Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
  • Jun 11 Bruce Plummer, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 West Coast), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 11 Jamaaladeen Tacuma, American musician
  • Jun 12 Javed Miandad, cricketer (Pakistan batsman Got a kick out of Lillee)
  • Jun 12 Jim Morris, impressionist/comedian (Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush)
  • Jun 12 Timothy Busfield, actor (30 Something, West Wing), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Jun 15 Brad Gillis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • Jun 15 Brett Butler, MLB center fielder
  • Jun 15 Clio Goldsmith, actress (Gift, Heat of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 15 Seppo Pääkkönen, Finnish actor
  • Jun 16 Adri van Tiggelen, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/PSV)
  • Jun 16 Ian Buchanan, Scotland, actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show)
  • Jun 17 Philip Chevron, English pop musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 17 Martin Dillon, American opera singer (d. 2005)
  • Jun 17 Jon Gries, American actor
  • Jun 17 Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor
  • Jun 18 Andrea Evans, actress (Young & Restless, Tina-One Life to Live)
  • Jun 19 David Gleeson, Norfolk England, US, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Jun 19 Anna Lindh, Swedish politician (d. 2003)
  • Jun 20 Butch Patrick, Inglewood California, actor (Real McCoys, Eddie-Munsters)
  • Jun 20 Koko B. Ware, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 21 Berke Breathed, cartoonist (Vegetarian, Bloom County, Outland)
  • Jun 21 Mark Brzezicki, rock drummer (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • Jun 21 Vladimir Romanovsky, Slonim, Belarus, sprint canoer (Oly gld 1972), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 22 Garry Beers, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 22 John Ryder, rock bassist (Face To Face)
  • Jun 22 Nick Santagata, jockey
  • Jun 23 David Houghton, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 266 v Sri Lanka 1994)

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Jun 23 Frances McDormand, American actress (Fargo, Academy Award), born in NYC, New York

  • Jun 23 Lee John, [John L Mcgregor], English singer/actor (Body Talk)
  • Jun 24 Astro, [Terrence Wilson], England, rock vocalist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Jun 26 Patty Smyth, American rock vocalist (Scandal-Warrior), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Philippe Couillard, Quebec neurosurgeon and politician
  • Jun 28 Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria
  • Jun 28 Mike Skinner, American racecar driver
  • Jun 29 Maria Conchita Alonso, Cuba, actress (Moscow on the Hudson)
  • Jun 29 Robert Forster, Australian musician
  • Jun 30 Sarah McGuire, Springfield IL, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank-5th)
  • Jun 30 Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Elizabeth S Kingsley, double-Crostic puzzle creator, dies
  • Jun 9 Robert Oboussier, composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 12 James F "Jimmy" Dorsey, US orchestra leader, dies at 53
  • Jun 17 D Richardson, writer, dies at 84
  • Jun 21 Don McBride, actor (Mr Clyde-My Friend Flicka), dies at 68
  • Jun 21 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85
  • Jun 23 Louis Fornberg, writer, dies at 48
  • Jun 26 Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
  • Jun 27 Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48
  • Jun 28 Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), dies at 88