What Happened in 1957 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 587

  • Jul 20 44th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 21 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
  • Jul 21 39th PGA Championship: Lionel Hebert at Miami Valley GC Dayton Ohio
  • Jul 21 Marilynn Smith/Fay Crocker wins Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • Jul 24 KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 24 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 25 Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic
  • Jul 25 Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick for England v WI at Headingley
  • Jul 25 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 26 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jul 26 USSR launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile
  • Jul 26 Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated
  • Jul 27 St James' Theatre in London closes

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jul 28 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Jul 28 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
  • Jul 28 White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game
  • Jul 28 Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 29 Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Jul 29 International Atomic Energy Agency forms by UN
  • Jul 29 Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres
  • Aug 1 1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 1 Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Aug 1 Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 136 m (445'10")
  • Aug 1 US & Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
  • Aug 3 British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
  • Aug 5 "American Bandstand" premieres on network TV (ABC)
  • Aug 5 Comic strip "Andy Capp" made its debut
  • Aug 5 WJZ-TV in Baltimore MD begins radio transmissions
  • Aug 5 Bkln Sports Authority gets an engineering report on 50,000-seat stadium in downtown area for estimated $207 million
  • Aug 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 8 USSR offers Syria economic/military aid
  • Aug 9 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
  • Aug 10 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 11 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • Aug 11 Paul Hindemith's opera "Harmonie der Welt" premieres in Munich
  • Aug 15 David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
  • Aug 15 USAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Richie Ashburn fouls and hits fan Alice Roth twice in the same time at bat, 1st hit breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • Aug 18 Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½")
  • Aug 18 Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
  • Aug 18 Juan-Manuel Fangio, wins his last auto World Championship at 46
  • Aug 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 19 NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958
  • Aug 19 US Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon
  • Aug 20 "Simply Heavenly" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • Aug 20 Chicago White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Washington Senators, 6-0
  • Aug 20 USAAF balloon breaks an altitude record at 102,000' (310,896 m)
  • Aug 21 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket)
  • Aug 22 Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Aug 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 24 English soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea
  • Aug 25 Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao
  • Aug 26 USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
  • Aug 27 Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes
  • Aug 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 27 The Constitution of Malaysia comes into force.
  • Aug 28 US Senator James Thurmond (Rep, SC) begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill
  • Aug 29 Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957
  • Aug 29 Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights
  • Aug 30 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 30 US senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 31 Federation of Malaya gains independence from Great Britain

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 753

  • May 27 Duncan Goodhew, English 100m breast stroke swimmer (Oly-Gold-1980), born in London, England
  • May 27 Siouxsie Sioux, [Susan Ballion], Kent England (Siouxsie & Banshees)
  • May 28 Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
  • May 28 Walter R Tucker, (Rep-D-California)
  • May 28 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach
  • May 29 Jeb Hensarling, American politician
  • May 30 Allison Roe, marathoner (NYC-1981), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 30 Chris Van Jaarsveld, guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
  • May 30 Michael Clayton, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 31 Jim Craig, North Easton Mass, hockey goalie (oly-gold-1980)
  • May 31 Stephen Jones, British milliner
  • Jun 1 Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish film director
  • Jun 2 King Lizzard, American entertainer and songwriter
  • Jun 2 Mark Lawrenson, English Football Pundit
  • Jun 3 Horst-Ulrich Hänel, German field hockey player
  • Jun 4 Tony Pena, Monte Cristi Dom Rep, catcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jun 5 Jim Woodward, Nike golfer (1994 Miss Gulf Coast-50th), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 6 Mike Gatting, cricketer (England batsman 1977-95 & captain)
  • Jun 7 Neal Radford, cricketer (Zambia England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1986-88)
  • Jun 7 Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican musician
  • Jun 7 Ruth Anderson, Welsh rug hooker famous for her folk rugs
  • Jun 8 Scott Raymond Adams, Catskill NY, cartoonist (Dilbert)
  • Jun 8 Don Robinson, American baseball player
  • Jun 9 Elly van Holly, running star (3k indoor world record)
  • Jun 10 Lindsay Hoyle, British politician
  • Jun 10 Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
  • Jun 11 Bruce Plummer, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 West Coast), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 11 Jamaaladeen Tacuma, American musician
  • Jun 12 Javed Miandad, cricketer (Pakistan batsman Got a kick out of Lillee)
  • Jun 12 Jim Morris, impressionist/comedian (Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush)
  • Jun 12 Timothy Busfield, actor (30 Something, West Wing), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Jun 15 Brad Gillis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • Jun 15 Brett Butler, MLB center fielder
  • Jun 15 Clio Goldsmith, actress (Gift, Heat of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 15 Seppo Pääkkönen, Finnish actor
  • Jun 16 Adri van Tiggelen, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/PSV)
  • Jun 16 Ian Buchanan, Scotland, actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show)
  • Jun 17 Philip Chevron, English pop musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 17 Martin Dillon, American opera singer (d. 2005)
  • Jun 17 Jon Gries, American actor
  • Jun 17 Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor
  • Jun 18 Andrea Evans, actress (Young & Restless, Tina-One Life to Live)
  • Jun 19 David Gleeson, Norfolk England, US, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Jun 19 Anna Lindh, Swedish politician (d. 2003)
  • Jun 20 Butch Patrick, Inglewood California, actor (Real McCoys, Eddie-Munsters)
  • Jun 20 Koko B. Ware, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 21 Berke Breathed, cartoonist (Vegetarian, Bloom County, Outland)
  • Jun 21 Mark Brzezicki, rock drummer (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • Jun 21 Vladimir Romanovsky, Slonim, Belarus, sprint canoer (Oly gld 1972), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 22 Garry Beers, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 22 John Ryder, rock bassist (Face To Face)
  • Jun 22 Nick Santagata, jockey
  • Jun 23 David Houghton, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 266 v Sri Lanka 1994)
  • Jun 23 Frances McDormand, actress, (Fargo, Academy Award)
  • Jun 23 Lee John, [John L Mcgregor], English singer/actor (Body Talk)
  • Jun 24 Astro, [Terrence Wilson], England, rock vocalist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Jun 26 Patty Smyth, rock vocalist (Scandal-Warrior), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Philippe Couillard, Quebec neurosurgeon and politician
  • Jun 28 Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria
  • Jun 28 Mike Skinner, American racecar driver
  • Jun 29 Maria Conchita Alonso, Cuba, actress (Moscow on the Hudson)
  • Jun 29 Robert Forster, Australian musician
  • Jun 30 Sarah McGuire, Springfield IL, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank-5th)
  • Jun 30 Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR)
  • Jul 1 Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish ice hockey player
  • Jul 2 Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Canadian WWF champion, born in Alberta
  • Jul 2 Mick Anker, British rocker and bass guitarist (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • Jul 3 Danny Heep, baseball player
  • Jul 3 Faye Resnick, author (Nicole Brown Simpson-Private Diary)
  • Jul 3 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jul 4 Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand
  • Jul 5 David Hanson, British politician (L)
  • Jul 5 David Pinkney, British Touring Car Racer
  • Jul 5 Doug Wilson, Canadian hockey player
  • Jul 6 Mario Martinez, US Olympic weightlifter (Olympic-4th-1988), born in Salinas, California
  • Jul 6 Ron Duguay, Canada, hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)
  • Jul 7 Jonathan Dayton, American film director
  • Jul 7 Berry Sakharof, Turkish-born Israeli guitarist (Minimal Compact)
  • Jul 8 Clyde Butts, cricketer (West Indies off-spinner late eighties)
  • Jul 9 [Peter] Marc Almond, Merseyside England, vocalist (Soft Cell)
  • Jul 9 Kelly McGillis, actress (Top Gun, Accused, Witness), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jul 9 Tim Kring, American writer and producer
  • Jul 9 Paul Merton, British comedian
  • Jul 10 Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war/political activist
  • Jul 11 Michael Rose, rocker (Black Uhuru-Brutal, Positive), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jul 11 Pete Murphy, rocker (Love Hysteria)
  • Jul 11 Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light)
  • Jul 11 Peter Murphy, British musician (Bauhaus)
  • Jul 12 Buddy Foster, actor (Hondo, Mayberry RFD)
  • Jul 12 Rick Douglas Husband, Amarillo Texas, USAF mjr/astronaut
  • Jul 13 Cameron Crowe, director (Jerry Maguire, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
  • Jul 13 Phil Margera, father of Bam Margera
  • Jul 14 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
  • Jul 15 Kate Kellaway, English literary critic
  • Jul 16 Alan Donnelly, MP (Labour)
  • Jul 16 Wlodi Smolarek, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Jul 16 Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer
  • Jul 17 Bruce Crump, rock drummer (Molly Hatchet)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 18 Nick Faldo, English golfer (six-time Major Championship winner), born in Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Jul 19 Cathy Reynolds, LPGA golfer (1981 Golden Lights), born in Kansas City, Missouri

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Famous Deaths

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