What Happened on March 8, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
  • Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
  • USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Childs, composer/pianist
  • Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
  • Clive Burr, East Ham, London, drummer (Iron Maiden 1979-82), (d. 2013)
  • Cynthia Rothrock, actress (Lady Dragon, Honor & Glory), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Ruth Wysocki, American 800m/1500m runner, born in Alhambra, California

Famous Deaths

  • Othmar Schoeck, composer, dies at 70