What Happened in November 1957

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, MT (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 World longest suspension bridge opens (Mackinac Straits Mich)
  • Nov 2 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio
  • Nov 2 The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history.
  • Nov 3 USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
  • Nov 4 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
  • Nov 5 Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket
  • Nov 6 "Rumple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Nov 6 Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France
  • Nov 7 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 7 WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 7 Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • Nov 8 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Nov 10 NFL record crowd (102,368), '49ers vs Rams in LA
  • Nov 10 Cleveland Browns' Don Paul sets club record for longest fumble return with a 89-yard run (and TD), beating Pittsburgh 24-0
  • Nov 11 Demolition begins on cable car barn at California & Hyde (SF)
  • Nov 14 Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • Nov 14 Henry Aaron wins NL MVP
  • Nov 14 The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
  • Nov 15 US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000
  • Nov 16 "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Nov 16 Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell

MurderMurder of Interest

Nov 16 US murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • Nov 16 Okla's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame 7-0
  • Nov 17 WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 18 Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
  • Nov 19 Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia
  • Nov 20 Morton Wishengrad's "Rope Dancers" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 2nd time

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Music concertMusic Concert

Nov 22 Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • Nov 22 Simon & Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom & Jerry"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 26 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 27 Army withdraws for Little Rock Ark, after Central HS integration

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 "Look Homeward, Angel" with Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC

  • Nov 28 Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
  • Nov 29 NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers & Giants
  • Nov 30 "Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances
  • Nov 30 45th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 32-7

MurderAssassination Attempt

Nov 30 Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Nov 30 22nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-0 in Birmingham

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Lyle Lovett, Klein Tx, country singer (God Will, Joshua Judges Ruth)
  • Nov 1 Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer (d. 1988)
  • Nov 2 Rita Crockett, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Nov 2 Carter Beauford, American drummer (Dave Matthews Band)
  • Nov 3 Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky IV, The Expendables 2), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 4 Najee [Jerome Najee Rasheed], American jazz musician, born in New York City
  • Nov 5 David Moyse, Adelaide Australia, rock vocalist (Air Supply)
  • Nov 5 Jon-Erik Hexum, Tenafly NJ, actor (Voyager, Cover-up)
  • Nov 6 Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist
  • Nov 6 Siobhán McCarthy, Irish singer and actress
  • Nov 6 Lori Singer, actress (Fame, V, Footloose), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Nov 7 Christopher Knight, actor (Peter-Brady Bunch), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 7 Jonathan Palmer, formula-1 racer
  • Nov 7 Kathy McMillan, long jumper (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • Nov 8 Yohan Gunasekera, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
  • Nov 8 Porl Thompson, British musician (The Cure)
  • Nov 8 Alan Curbishley, English football manager
  • Nov 10 Chris Joyce, rocker (Simply Red)
  • Nov 10 Jodi Anderson, US long jump champ (1978-81), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 12 Gail Castro, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1991, Oly-96), born in Glendale, California
  • Nov 12 Marta Figueras-Dotti, LPGA golfer (1994 Hawaiian Open), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Nov 12 Tim Samaras, Lakewood, Col., tornado chaser (Storm Chasers), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 13 Ronald Shusett, Hamburg Germany, author (Project Mankind)
  • Nov 14 Frank Affolter, pianist/writer/composer (If Nobody Does)
  • Nov 14 Michael J Fitzgerald, American writer
  • Nov 15 Joe Leeway, rocker (Thompson Twins)
  • Nov 15 Kevin Eubanks, bandleader (Tonight Show)
  • Nov 15 Ray McKinnon, American film actor/director
  • Nov 16 Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)
  • Nov 16 Jacques Gamblin, French actor
  • Nov 17 Debbie Thrower, BBC News Reader
  • Nov 18 Jenny Burton, rocker (Nobody Loves Me Like You Do), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 18 Seán Mac Falls, Irish-born poet
  • Nov 18 J.C. Watts (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma's 4th district, in office Jan 3, 1995 - Jan 3, 2003
  • Nov 19 George Leary, Newmarket Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-16-92, 96)
  • Nov 19 Kathy Sanborn, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Nov 19 Otis J Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants, 1990 Super Bowl MVP)
  • Nov 19 Robert Beltran, actor (Star Trek Voyager)
  • Nov 19 Sharon Farrah, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Nov 19 Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (d. 2000)
  • Nov 20 James Brown, British reggae singer/drummer (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Nov 20 Mike Craven, former English professional footballer
  • Nov 21 Jim Brown, rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Nov 22 Sharon Bailey, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
  • Nov 23 John "Jellybean" Benitez, music producer
  • Nov 24 Chris Hayes, California, rock guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • Nov 24 Denise Crosby, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 25 Chico Walker, baseball player
  • Nov 25 Bob Ehrlich, Jr., former Maryland governor
  • Nov 27 Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg, attorney, JFK & Jackie's daughter
  • Nov 27 Terri R Adams, educator (teacher in space)
  • Nov 27 Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish racecar driver
  • Nov 27 Kevin O'Connell, American sound re-recording mixer
  • Nov 29 Charles Grant, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, American actor (Evan Frame-Another World, Bold & Beautiful)
  • Nov 29 Matthew Rubel, CEO of Collective Brands Licensing
  • Nov 30 John Ashton, English guitarist (Psychedelic Furs)
  • Nov 30 Richard Barbieri, British keyboardist (Porcupine Tree)
  • Nov 30 Andrew Calhoun, American musician
  • Nov 30 Joël Champetier, French Canadian author
  • Nov 30 Colin Mochrie, Scottish-born Canadian comedian

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 7 Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (23) weds Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Gagarin

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 11 Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 7 Actress Ingrid Bergman (42) divorces Roberto Rossellini after 7 years of mariage

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Wilhelm Reich, Austria/US psycho analyst (sexual), dies at 60
  • Nov 4 Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 4 Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1897)
  • Nov 9 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (b. 1872)
  • Nov 12 Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Roman Law), dies at 78
  • Nov 16 Cora Witherspoon, actress (Quality Street, Bank Dick), dies at 67
  • Nov 20 Weldon Hart, American composer, commits suicide at 46
  • Nov 20 Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian-Lithuanian artist (d. 1875)
  • Nov 21 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (b. 1873)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 24 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter, dies at 70

Painter Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera
  • Nov 26 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian author (Iveren), dies
  • Nov 26 Billy Bevan, actor (White Sin), dies at 70
  • Nov 27 Margot SE Scharten-Antink, author (Catherina/Sprotje), dies at 88
  • Nov 29 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austria/US composer (Kathrin), dies at 60
  • Nov 30 Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)