What Happened in September 1957

Historical Events

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

5th Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sport awardTennis Open

8th 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
  • 8th 71st U.S. Women's National Championship: Althea Gibson beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-3, 6-2)
  • 9th "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1
  • 9th Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited

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9th 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
  • 10th "Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • 12th Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits US
  • 14th Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • 14th UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary
  • 14th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 15th "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premieres

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Music release#1 in the Charts

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

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

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

3rd 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

10th 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

15th 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

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

Actress Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren

Famous Deaths

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