What Happened on May 8, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

South Vietnamese President, Ngô Đình Diệm, arrives in the United States on a state visit

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Bill Cowher, American football coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Crafton, Pennsylvania

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • Deana Deardruff, American 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jeff Wincott, actor (Night Heat), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75