What Happened in 1957 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 587

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 President Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 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
  • Oct 1 B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack
  • Oct 1 First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency.
  • Oct 2 NY Yankees appear in their 25th World Series
  • Oct 2 New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 2 "The Bridge on the River Kwai", directed by David Lean and starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released (Best Picture 1958)

Actor William Holden
William Holden
Actor Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • Oct 3 Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • Oct 4 "Leave It to Beaver" debuts on CBS
  • Oct 4 USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
  • Oct 4 Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • Oct 5 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
  • Oct 5 12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England)
  • Oct 5 Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years
  • Oct 6 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 6 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open
  • Oct 7 KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 7 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Invitational
  • Oct 8 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles
  • Oct 8 Procter & Gamble director N McElroy becomes US Secretary of Defense
  • Oct 8 Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)
  • Oct 8 Turkish & Syrian border guards exchange fire
  • Oct 9 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • Oct 10 Braves' Lew Burdette beats Yankees for 3rd time in 1 World Series
  • Oct 10 Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series
  • Oct 10 US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware
  • Oct 10 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 10 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, UK becomes the world's first major nuclear accident
  • Oct 12 "Mask & Gown" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • Oct 12 "Simply Heavenly" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • Oct 12 First commercial flight between California & Antarctica
  • Oct 12 Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 13 German Democratic Republic recalls OstMark & issues new currency
  • Oct 14 Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Oct 15 Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players
  • Oct 16 Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
  • Oct 16 USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space
  • Oct 17 "Copper & Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Oct 17 Britain's Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visit the White House
  • Oct 17 Dike Marken-Dutch mainland closed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Author Albert Camus
Albert Camus
  • Oct 17 II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan
  • Oct 19 "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 19 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • Oct 20 Karachi A (277-0d) beat Sind A by an innings w/o losing a wkt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Oct 21 Giants purchase Class-A Phoenix team

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Oct 21 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
  • Oct 22 Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany
  • Oct 22 KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 23 First test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3
  • Oct 24 Cincinnati Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
  • Oct 24 The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
  • Oct 25 Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
  • Oct 26 USSR fires defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov
  • Oct 27 Celal Bayar re-elected president of Turkey
  • Oct 27 WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 27 WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 28 WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 29 Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 753

  • Jul 20 Donna Dixon, Virginia, actress and wife of actor Dan Aykroyd (Couch Trip, Bossom Buddies)
  • Jul 20 Larry Rinker, Stuart FL, Nike golfer (1985 Bing Crosby Pro-Am-2nd)
  • Jul 20 Merlina Defranco, rocker (Defranco Family)
  • Jul 21 Jon Lovitz, Tarzana California, actor (SNL, League of their Own, Critic)
  • Jul 22 Dave Steib, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Jul 23 Harry Stefanki, Mento Park Cal, tennis star
  • Jul 23 Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (d. 2004)
  • Jul 24 Dorothy Mays, playmate (Jul, 1979), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 24 Pam Tillis, Plant City Fla, country singer (Melancholy Child)
  • Jul 24 Robbie Grey, English rocker (Modern English)
  • Jul 25 Bogdan Musiol, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-bronze-1980)
  • Jul 25 Daniel W Bursch, Bristol PA, Lt Cmdr USN/Astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77)
  • Jul 25 Ray Billingsley, comic strip cartoonist (Curtis)
  • Jul 25 Roger Clinton, singer, President Clinton's half-brother
  • Jul 26 Jeff Blatnick, Schenectady NY, wrestling (Oly-gold-1984)
  • Jul 26 Nana Visitor, [Tucker], actress (Deep Space 9)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 26 Wayne Grady, Australian PGA golfer (1990 PGA Champion), born in Brisbane, Queensland

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • Jul 26 Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor
  • Jul 26 Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer
  • Jul 27 Gezina E "Liesbeth" van Apeldoorn, Dutch actress (Composer)
  • Jul 27 Hansi Muller, German footballer, born in Stuttgart
  • Jul 27 Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 29 Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • Jul 29 Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
  • Jul 30 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist
  • Jul 30 Bill Cartwright, basketball player (NY Knicks, Chicago Bulls)
  • Jul 30 Mark Tymchyshyn, actor (Gavin-As The World Turns), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 30 Rat Scabies, [Chris Miller], Surrey England, rock drummer (Damned)
  • Jul 30 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer
  • Jul 30 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager
  • Jul 31 Dirk Blocker, actor (Baa Baa Black Sheep, Ryan's Four), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 31 Irina Nazariva, USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Jul 31 Victoria E Cooke, playmate (Aug, 1980), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 31 Daniel Ash, British musician (Bauhaus)
  • Jul 31 Leon Durham, American baseball player
  • Aug 1 Glen Gorbous, Canada, longest throw of a regulation baseball (445'10")
  • Aug 1 Laura Johnson, actress (Falcon Crest), born in Burbank, California
  • Aug 1 Taylor Negron [Brad Taylor], American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), born in Glendale, California
  • Aug 2 Anne Leuchars, TV journalist
  • Aug 2 Stephen Kelly Petterson, Smallbore rifle (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Aug 2 Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor
  • Aug 3 Mani Shankar, Indian filmmaker
  • Aug 4 Robert E Andrews, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • Aug 4 Brooks D. Simpson, American historian
  • Aug 4 John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • Aug 5 Andrei Yevgeniyevich Zaitsev, cosmonaut
  • Aug 5 Pavel V Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26)
  • Aug 5 Clayton Rohner, American actor
  • Aug 6 Faith Prince, Broadway actress (Guys & Dolls, Carousel), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Aug 6 Bob Horner, American baseball player
  • Aug 6 Jim McGreevey, American politician
  • Aug 7 Alexander Dityatin, Leningrad, Russia, Soviet gymnast (3-time Olympic Champion)
  • Aug 8 Dieuwertje Blok, Dutch TV hostess
  • Aug 8 Nancy Glass, TV broadcaster (American Journal)
  • Aug 9 Melanie Griffith, actress (Working Girl, Milk Money, Now & Then)
  • Aug 11 Richie Ramone, [Richie Beau], rock drummer (Ramones-Pet Semtary)
  • Aug 14 Jackee [Harry], Winston-Salem NC, actress (Sandra-227)
  • Aug 14 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (d. 1986)
  • Aug 15 Zeljko Ivanek, Lujubljana Yugoslavia, actor (Mass Appeal)
  • Aug 16 Tim Farriss, Australian pop guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
  • Aug 16 Laura Innes, Pontiac, Michigan, American actress and director (ER, The Event)
  • Aug 18 Carole Bouquest, actress (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 18 Denis Leary, american actor/comic (Rescue Me), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 18 Ron Strykert, Australia, rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be)
  • Aug 19 Darby Hinton, actor (Israel-Daniel Boone), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 19 Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)
  • Aug 19 Li-Young Lee, Indonesia-born American poet
  • Aug 19 Ian Gould, England cricketer
  • Aug 20 Cindy Nicholas, Canada, swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times)
  • Aug 20 Mike Dodd, Manhattan Beach CA beach volleyballer (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Aug 20 Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ
  • Aug 21 Budgie, rock drummer (Slits, Siouxsie & the Banshees-Wild Thing)
  • Aug 21 Janice Thomas, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Aug 21 Kim Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 22 Holly Dunn, country singer (Daddy's Hands), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 22 Randy Romero, Garden City NY, jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89)
  • Aug 22 Steve Davis, snooker player
  • Aug 23 Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician
  • Aug 24 Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 24 Stephen Fry, English comedian and actor (Blackadder, QI), born in London
  • Aug 25 Sikander Bakht, cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's)
  • Aug 26 Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Aug 26 Dr. Alban, Nigerian-Swedish singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 26 Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Paralympian and Philanthropist Rick Hansen
Paralympian and Philanthropist
Rick Hansen

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 27 Bernhard Langer, German golfer (two-time Masters champion), born in Anhausen, West Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Aug 28 Daniel Stern, Stamford Ct, actor (City Slickers, Wonder Years)
  • Aug 28 Rick Rossovich, Palo Alto CA, actor (Top Gun, Roxanne, ER)
  • Aug 29 Pim Kops, rock musician (Dike, Bloedend Heart)
  • Aug 29 Therese Hession, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 29 Jerry D. Bailey, American racing jockey
  • Aug 31 Gina Schock, rocker (Gogos-Our Lips Are Sealed)
  • Aug 31 Glenn Tilbrook, rock vocalist/guitarist (Squeeze-Tempted), born in London, England
  • Aug 31 Tom Candiotti, Walnut creek CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Aug 31 Colm O'Rourke, Former Gaelic footballer and Current panelist

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

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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