What Happened in September 1957

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400
  • Sep 1 WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 1 WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 2 1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die
  • Sep 2 Milwaukee Braves' Frank Torre scores 6 runs in 1 game
  • Sep 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 3 Dodgers play last game in Jersey City (11-4 in NJ)
  • Sep 3 KTCA TV channel 2 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 3 Warren Spahn sets record for a lefty pitcher with 41st shut-out
  • Sep 4 Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel
  • Sep 4 Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Sep 5 Yugoslavia bans Milovan Djilas' book "new class marine officers"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac is published by Viking Press in new York

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
  • Sep 6 Elvis records "White Christmas", "Silent Night" & "Here Comes Santa Claus"
  • Sep 7 WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 8 Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single "Reet Petite"
  • Sep 8 Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV
  • Sep 8 8th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by 15 points

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 77th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Anderson beats Ashley Cooper (10-8, 7-5, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • Sep 8 71st U.S. Women's National Championship: Althea Gibson beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-3, 6-2)
  • Sep 9 "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1
  • Sep 9 Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 US President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Sep 10 "Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • Sep 12 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits US
  • Sep 14 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • Sep 14 UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 15 "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premieres

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 15 Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins parliamentary election in West Germany

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer
  • Sep 15 SF Seals (Pacific Coast League) play their last game
  • Sep 16 Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)
  • Sep 16 LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers
  • Sep 17 KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight
  • Sep 17 Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Two male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico

Actress Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
  • Sep 17 The North East Humanists group is founded in Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • Sep 18 "Wagon Train" premieres
  • Sep 18 Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
  • Sep 19 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada
  • Sep 19 Dalida is the first artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300,000 sales of "Bambino".
  • Sep 21 "Perry Mason" with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV
  • Sep 21 German sail training ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean
  • Sep 21 Olav V becomes king of Norway
  • Sep 21 Pote Sarasin forms government in Thailand
  • Sep 22 Western "Maverick" premieres on ABC television starring James Garner
  • Sep 22 Duke Snider's 39th & 40th home runs are last hit at Ebbets Field

Music release#1 in the Charts

Sep 23 "That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
  • Sep 23 Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
  • Sep 23 WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw
  • Sep 24 Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0
  • Sep 24 President Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
  • Sep 24 Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.
  • Sep 25 300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central High School in Arkansas
  • Sep 25 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • Sep 25 Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
  • Sep 25 18th Venice Film Festival: "Aparajito" directed by Satyajit Ray wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 26 Bernstein & Sondheim's musical "West Side Story" premieres at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC
  • Sep 26 Dag Hammarskjöld re-elected secretary-general of UN
  • Sep 26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 27 Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built
  • Sep 28 "Dollar A Second" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Gisele MacKenzie Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Honeycomb," by Jimmie Rodgers hits #1
  • Sep 28 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Velser Tunnels
  • Sep 29 "DuPont Show of the Month" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 "Paul Winchell Show" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan)
  • Sep 29 Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"
  • Sep 29 NY Giants play & lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)
  • Sep 29 Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die
  • Sep 30 French government of Mauroy resigns due to Algeria
  • Sep 30 WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 1 Gloria Estefan [Fajardo], Cuban-American singer (Miami Sound Machine-Conga), born in Havana, Cuba

  • Sep 1 Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball coach
  • Sep 2 Steve Porcaro, LA Cal, rock keyboards/vocalist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
  • Sep 2 Tony Alva, American skateboarder
  • Sep 3 Garth Ancier, American television executive
  • Sep 4 Khandi Alexander, American actress
  • Sep 4 Patricia Tallman, American actress
  • Sep 5 Peter Winnen, Dutch bicycle road athlete
  • Sep 6 "Curley" Joe Smyth, Westbrook Me, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)
  • Sep 6 Gwyn Evans, Welsh rugby player
  • Sep 6 Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park)
  • Sep 6 Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada
  • Sep 6 José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal
  • Sep 6 Tim Whitnall, English actor and narrator
  • Sep 7 Margot Chapman, Hawaii, vocals (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight)
  • Sep 7 Melvin Edward Mays, one of FBI's most wanted
  • Sep 8 Heather Thomas, Greenwich Ct, actress (Jody-Fall Guy, Coed Fever)
  • Sep 8 Melissa Whitmire, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 9 Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French pianist
  • Sep 9 Gabriele Tredozi, Italian engineer
  • Sep 10 Brian Fitzpatrick, Upper Darby Pa, actor (Rick Alden-Loving)
  • Sep 10 Kate Burton, Geneva Switzerland, actress (Ice Storm, August)
  • Sep 10 Siobhan Fahey, rocker (Bananarama-Venus, Shakespear's Sister), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 10 Carol Decker, UK singer (T'Pau-Heart & Soul)
  • Sep 11 Jeffrey George Sluman, PGA golfer (1988 PGA Champ), born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 11 Jon Moss, rock drummerer (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
  • Sep 11 Brad Bird, American director and animator
  • Sep 12 Hawk, [Michael Hegstrand], wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom)
  • Sep 12 Rachel Ward, Cornwell Manor England, actress (Thorn Birds)
  • Sep 12 Hans Zimmer, German composer
  • Sep 13 Vinny Appice, American rock drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 13 Mark Charles Wiebe, Seaside OR, PGA golfer (1985 Anheuser-Busch)
  • Sep 13 John G. Trueschler, American politician
  • Sep 14 Jerry Don Gleaton, baseball player
  • Sep 14 Tim Wallach, Huntington Park, California, American MLB player (Montreal Expos 1980-1992)
  • Sep 14 Kepler Wessels, Bloemfontein South Africa, South African cricketer who played for both Australia and South Africa, the latter as captain.
  • Sep 15 Fulton Peter Allem, Kroonstad South Africa, PGA golfer (1993 SW Bell)
  • Sep 16 Keith Connor, Anguilla, British triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • Sep 16 David McCreery, Irish footballer
  • Sep 17 David Bintley, choreographer
  • Sep 19 Richard M Linnehan, Lowell Mass, astronaut (STS 78, sk: 90)
  • Sep 20 Arn Anderson, [Marty Lunde], wrestler (ECW/SMW/WCW/NWA/WWF)
  • Sep 20 Vladmir Tkachenko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1980)
  • Sep 20 Alannah Currie, rock xylophone/vocalist (Thompson Twins), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sep 20 Rich DiSilvio, American new media developer & artist
  • Sep 21 Ethan Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Sep 21 Lynette Love, US tai kwan do champ 1987/(Olympics 1988)
  • Sep 21 Kevin Rudd, Australian politician
  • Sep 22 Johnette Napolitano, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
  • Sep 22 Lynn Herring, Enid Oklahoma, actress (Lucy Coe-General Hospital)
  • Sep 22 Mark Johnson, NHL forward (Olympic-gold-1980, Pitts, NJ), born in Madison, Wisconsin

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 22 Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads), born in Warracknabeal, Victoria

Singer/Songwriter Nick Cave
Nick Cave
  • Sep 22 Pete Jones, English rocker (Public Image Ltd.), born in Watford
  • Sep 22 Philip Arnold Blackmar, PGA golfer (1988 Provident), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 22 Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist
  • Sep 23 Sylvie Garant, Montmagny Quebec, playmate (Nov, 1979)
  • Sep 23 Tony Fossas, Cuba, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Sep 23 Rosalind Chao, American actress
  • Sep 23 Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer
  • Sep 25 Rupert Haselden, journalist/Screenwriter
  • Sep 25 Ian Reddington, English actor
  • Sep 27 Bill Athey, cricketer (England batsman in 23 Tests 1980-88)
  • Sep 27 Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
  • Sep 28 Marc Duret, actor (Dobermann, Hatred, Big Blue)
  • Sep 29 Andrew "Dice" Clay, [Silverstien], comedian (Adv of Ford Fairlane)
  • Sep 29 Chris Broad, cricketer (prolific England opening batsman 1984-89)
  • Sep 29 Craig Lefferts, MLB Pitcher
  • Sep 29 Mari Wilson, British singer
  • Sep 29 Tim Flannery, DJ/MLB player (SD Padres)
  • Sep 29 Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer
  • Sep 30 Fran Drescher, actress (Cadillac Man, Nanny), born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 30 Gladys Portugues, Mrs Jean-Claude Van Damme/actress (It's Alive 3), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 30 William Christian, actor (Derek Frye-All My Children), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 3 World Heavyweight champion Sonny Liston (25) weds Geraldine Clark in St. Louis, Missouri

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 10 Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien (23) weds Aline Chaine (21) in Canada

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 15 Country music legend Patsy Cline (25) weds linotype operator Charles Dick (23) in Winchester, England

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 17 Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds Carlo Ponti

Actress Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Helen Haye, actress (Girl in the Taxi, Spy in Black), dies at 83
  • Sep 1 Dennis Brain, English musician (b. 1921)
  • Sep 2 William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer, dies at 90
  • Sep 9 Ettore Pozzoli, composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Petar Stojanovic, composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 16 Ch'i Pai-shih, traditional Chinese painter, dies at 93
  • Sep 17 John W "John" Eisenloeffel, goldsmith, dies at 81
  • Sep 19 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping, dies at 86
  • Sep 20 Jean Julius Christian Sibelius, Fin composer (Finlandia), dies at 91
  • Sep 21 Haakon VII (CF Charles WA), Danish king of Norway (1905-57), dies
  • Sep 22 Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)
  • Sep 28 Albert Ascoli, Italian developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, dies
  • Sep 28 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer, dies at 67