What Happened in 1957 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 587

  • May 14 Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 18,000 people at Madison Sq Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade

Evangelist Billy Graham
Billy Graham
  • May 15 1st British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island)
  • May 16 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae
  • May 16 US launches its 3rd atomic submarine, USS Skate, at Groton Conn
  • May 16 Yanks involved in Copacabana Incident, leads to Billy Martin trade
  • May 17 Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (DC)
  • May 17 School desegregation law, Brown v Board of education
  • May 17 10th Cannes Film Festival: "Friendly Persuasion" directed by William Wyler wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 18 82nd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2
  • May 19 Adone Zoli forms Italian government
  • May 21 French government of Mollet resigns
  • May 22 KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 22 Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win
  • May 22 South Africa's government approves race separation in universities
  • May 24 Anti-American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan
  • May 24 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia
  • May 25 "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • May 26 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
  • May 27 Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.
  • May 28 NL approves Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to west coast
  • May 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 28 WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • May 29 Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators
  • May 29 Laos government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns
  • May 29 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast
  • May 30 Test Cricket debut for Rohan Kanhai v England at Edgbaston
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Sam Hanks wins in 3:41:14.238 (218.229 km/h)
  • May 30 2nd European Cup: Real Madrid beats Fiorentina 2-0 at Madrid
  • May 31 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
  • Jun 1 1st US runner breaks 4 minute mile (Don Bowden) [see May 5, 1956]
  • Jun 1 56th Men's French Championships: Sven Davidson beats Herbert Flam (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Jun 1 56th Women's French Championships: Shirley Bloomer beats Dorothy Knode (6-1, 6-3)
  • Jun 2 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 2 US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Jun 3 Howard Cosell's 1st TV show
  • Jun 4 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
  • Jun 4 May & Cowdrey make 411 stand v WI Ramadhin bowls 98 overs
  • Jun 5 NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes
  • Jun 7 Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey v Northants
  • Jun 9 Anthony Eden resigns as British PM
  • Jun 9 First ascent of Broad Peak (the world's 12th highest mountain).

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 10 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jun 10 Harold MacMillan becomes British PM
  • Jun 10 John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada
  • Jun 11 12 die in a train crash in Vroman Colo
  • Jun 12 Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jun 13 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth Mass

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jun 14 42.0 cm rain falls on East St Louis, Illinois (state record)
  • Jun 14 Edouard Carpentier beats Lou Thesz, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • Jun 15 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 perf
  • Jun 15 42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St Louis, Ill (state record)
  • Jun 15 57th US Golf Open: Dick Mayer shoots a 282 at Inverness Club in Toledo
  • Jun 15 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6
  • Jun 15 Yanks trade Billy Martin & Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran
  • Jun 16 French offensive in Algeria
  • Jun 16 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Wash Senators 8-6
  • Jun 17 "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orch peaks at #2
  • Jun 17 Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)
  • Jun 18 John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as PM of Canada
  • Jun 21 Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • Jun 21 7th Berlin International Film Festival: "12 Angry Men" wins Golden Bear
  • Jun 22 Kansas City stops using streetcars in it's transit system
  • Jun 24 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States.
  • Jun 25 "Jonathan Winters Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 25 2nd Rugby League World Cup: New Zealand beats Great Britain 29-21
  • Jun 27 Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas
  • Jun 27 The British Medical Research Council publishes a report suggesting a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.
  • Jun 28 Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters
  • Jun 28 Frick overrules & names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 29 12th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Jun 29 Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj & Sjepilov leave USSR communist party
  • Jul 1 International Geophysical Year begins (until Dec 31, 1958)
  • Jul 1 WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield/Keene/Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 2 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback
  • Jul 2 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Le pelerinage De Lourdes
  • Jul 4 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 71st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley Cooper (6-2 6-1 6-2)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • Jul 5 Tom Graveney of England scores 258 v West Indies at Trent Bridge
  • Jul 5 85th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 279 at St Andrews

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 6 John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 64th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (6-3 6-2)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 Harry S. Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jul 7 Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast
  • Jul 8 Baseball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
  • Jul 8 Irish premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn Fein leaders
  • Jul 9 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • Jul 9 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 1st President to fly in helicopter-Dwight Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jul 12 US Surgeon General Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer
  • Jul 14 Soviet steamer "Eshghbad" sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270
  • Jul 15 Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die
  • Jul 15 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 16 Marine Maj John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08)
  • Jul 19 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada
  • Jul 19 Don Bowden becomes 1st American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7)
  • Jul 19 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 753

  • Apr 9 Brian Alexander, British broadcaster
  • Apr 9 Martin Margiela, Belgian fashion designer
  • Apr 10 John M. Ford, American science fiction author and poet (d. 2006)
  • Apr 10 Steve Gustafson, American musician
  • Apr 11 Everton Mattis, cricketer (WI batsman early 80's)
  • Apr 11 John Castellanos, actor (John Silva-Young & Restless), born in San Diego, California
  • Apr 12 Vince Gill, country singer (When I Call Your Name), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • Apr 13 Gary Kroeger, Cedar Falls Iowa, comedian (SNL, Return of Shaggy Dog)
  • Apr 13 Saundra Santiago, actress (Gina-Miami Vice), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 13 Wayne Lewis, keyboardist, (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • Apr 13 Dallas Moir, Scottish cricketer
  • Apr 13 Amy Goodman, American activist, host of Democracy Now
  • Apr 14 Lothaire Bluteau, Canadian actor
  • Apr 14 Richard Jeni, American comedian (d. 2007)
  • Apr 14 Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
  • Apr 15 Evelyn Ashford, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1976, 84), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Apr 17 Byron Cherry, actor (Coy-Dukes of Hazzard), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 17 Nick Hornby, English author
  • Apr 19 Belinda Lipscomb, vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Apr 19 Bo[as] Watson, vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Apr 19 Rod Morgenstern, rocker (Winger)
  • Apr 19 Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman
  • Apr 20 Graeme Fowler, cricketer (England left-handed opener early 80s)
  • Apr 20 Richenel, [Hubertus R Baars], singer/performer (Turn My Page)
  • Apr 21 Jesse Orosco, pitcher (NY Mets, Orioles, Dodgers), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Apr 21 Edward Leslie, American professional wrestler
  • Apr 22 Alan Campbell, Homestead Fla, actor (E Z-3's a Crowd)
  • Apr 22 Ethel White, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Apr 22 Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister
  • Apr 23 Jan Hooks, Decatur Georgia, comedienne actress (SNL, Designing Women)
  • Apr 23 Kathleen Lynch, Motueka NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 23 Kenji Kawai, Japanese composer
  • Apr 24 David J, British musician
  • Apr 24 Boris Williams, British musician
  • Apr 25 Eric Bristow, "Crafty Cockney
  • Apr 27 Michel Barrette, Canadian actor and stand-up comedian
  • Apr 28 Leopold Eyharts, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, TM-28/27)
  • Apr 28 Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
  • Apr 29 Richie C Robertson, rock bassist/vocalist (Fabulous Poodles)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 29 Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor (Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York), born in London

  • Apr 29 Mark Kendall, American guitarist
  • Apr 29 Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast (d. 2003)
  • Apr 30 Duane G Carey, major USAF/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 30 Aviva Chomsky, American historian, daughter of Noam Chomsky
  • May 1 Dick Swett, (Rep-D-New Hampshire)
  • May 1 Paul D Ronney, ScD/astronaut (STS 83 alt), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 1 Rick Darling, cricketer (accident-prone/dashing Aussie opener 1978-79)
  • May 1 Steve Farris, rock guitarist (Mr Mister)
  • May 1 Ko Otani, Japanese composer
  • May 2 Domonic L Pudwill Gorie, Lake Charles LA, USN/astronaut (sk: STS-91)
  • May 3 Cactus Moser, Montrose Co, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • May 3 Rod Langway, Formosa, NHL defenseman (Mont Canadiens, Wash Caps)
  • May 4 Peter Sleep, cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90)
  • May 5 Richard E Grant, Swaziland, actor (Posse, Bram Stoker's Dracula)
  • May 5 Lisa Eilbacher, Saudi-American actress (Beverly Hills Cop), born in Dharan, Saudi Arabia
  • May 5 Thereza Bazaar, rocker (Dollar-Love's Gotta Hold on Me)
  • May 5 Peter Howitt, British actor and film director
  • May 7 Shauna McDonald Brown, TV producer
  • May 7 [Christopher St John] "Sinjin" Smith, volleyballer (Oly-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 7 Ray Fernandez, American wrestler (d. 2004)
  • May 8 Deana Deardruff, US, 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • May 8 Jeff Wincott, actor (Night Heat), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 8 Bill Cowher, American football coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Crafton, Pennsylvania

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • May 9 Fred Markham, 1st man to pedal a bike 65 mph
  • May 9 John Stuper, baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • May 10 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Oly-gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 10 Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], bassist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Musician Sid Vicious
Sid Vicious
  • May 10 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Oly-Silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 11 Luca Urbani, MD/astronaut (STS 78-alt), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 12 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 13 Claudie Andre-Deshays, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-24)
  • May 13 Eloise Broady, playmate (Apr, 1988), born in Houston, Texas
  • May 13 Alan Ball, American screenwriter, director, and producer
  • May 13 Andrea Klump, German terrorist
  • May 14 William G Gregory, Lockport NY, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 67)
  • May 14 Leon White, American professional wrestler
  • May 15 Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque Lehendakari (Prime Minister)
  • May 15 Kevin Von Erich, American professional wrestler
  • May 16 Joan Benoit Samuelson, Cape Elizabeth ME, marathoner (Oly-gold-1984)
  • May 17 Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball player, (d. 2012)
  • May 18 Michael Cretu, rocker (Enigma)
  • May 19 Bill Laimbeer, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons)
  • May 19 Sophia Crawford, actress (Power Rangers), born in London, England
  • May 21 Judge Reinhold, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • May 21 Sue Woodstra, Colton Ca, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • May 21 Bruce Buffer, American Mixed Martial Arts Announcer
  • May 21 Nadine Dorries, British politician
  • May 21 Renée Soutendijk, Dutch actress
  • May 22 Lisa Murkowski, American politician
  • May 22 Gary Sweet, Australian actor
  • May 23 Jimmy McShane, Pop singer (Baltimora-Tarzan Boy)
  • May 23 Mark Arnold, American actor
  • May 24 John G Rowland, (Rep-R-CT, 1985- )
  • May 25 Hillary Bailey Smith, actress (Nora-One Life to Live), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 25 Edward Lee, American writer
  • May 26 Margaret Colin, actress (Independence Day, Three Men & a Baby)
  • May 26 François Legault, French Canadian politician
  • May 26 Kristina Olsen, American musician
  • May 26 Pontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician
  • May 27 Bruce Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1976)

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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