What Happened in 1957 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 587 of 587

  • Oct 30 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • Oct 30 Soviet Union launches Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika
  • Oct 30 WLWI (now WTHR) TV channel 13 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 30 WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 31 "Jamaica" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances
  • Nov 1 KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, MT (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 World longest suspension bridge opens (Mackinac Straits Mich)
  • Nov 2 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio
  • Nov 2 The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history.
  • Nov 3 USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
  • Nov 4 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
  • Nov 5 Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket
  • Nov 6 "Rumple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Nov 6 Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France
  • Nov 7 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 7 WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 7 Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • Nov 8 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Nov 10 NFL record crowd (102,368), '49ers vs Rams in LA
  • Nov 10 Cleveland Browns' Don Paul sets club record for longest fumble return with a 89-yard run (and TD), beating Pittsburgh 24-0
  • Nov 11 Demolition begins on cable car barn at California & Hyde (SF)
  • Nov 14 Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • Nov 14 Henry Aaron wins NL MVP
  • Nov 14 The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
  • Nov 15 US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000
  • Nov 16 "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Nov 16 Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell

MurderMurder of Interest

Nov 16 US murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • Nov 16 Okla's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame 7-0
  • Nov 17 WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 18 Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
  • Nov 19 Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia
  • Nov 20 Morton Wishengrad's "Rope Dancers" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 2nd time

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Music concertMusic Concert

Nov 22 Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • Nov 22 Simon & Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom & Jerry"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 26 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 27 Army withdraws for Little Rock Ark, after Central HS integration

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 "Look Homeward, Angel" with Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC

  • Nov 28 Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
  • Nov 29 NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers & Giants
  • Nov 30 "Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances
  • Nov 30 45th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 32-7

MurderAssassination Attempt

Nov 30 Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Nov 30 22nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-0 in Birmingham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly and the Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
  • Dec 2 1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn)
  • Dec 2 Sam Cooke's single "You Send Me" reaches #1
  • Dec 2 1958 NFL Draft: King Hill from Rice first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • Dec 3 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)
  • Dec 4 First edition of "Chase's Annual Events" published
  • Dec 4 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's, England)
  • Dec 5 William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 5 NYC is first US city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law)
  • Dec 5 President Sukarno of Indonesia expels all Dutch people.
  • Dec 6 1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up
  • Dec 6 AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987)
  • Dec 6 Indonesia begins nationalizing Dutch possessions
  • Dec 7 Tony Kubek of the Yanks selected as AL Rookie of the Year
  • Dec 9 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
  • Dec 12 Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo
  • Dec 12 US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
  • Dec 12 Willem J Kolff and his team at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic removed the heart from a dog and replaced it with a pneumatic pump which kept the dog alive for 90 minutes, proving the viability of the artificial heart
  • Dec 14 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 performances
  • Dec 14 "Rumple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Dec 16 Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • Dec 17 US successfully test-fires Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 17 The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show airs on NBC due to lack of national sponsorship

Musician Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
  • Dec 18 Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania USA, the world's 1st nuclear power plant begins to generate electricity
  • Dec 19 "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 20 Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Dec 21 Indonesia proclaims end to state of war
  • Dec 22 KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
  • Dec 23 Test Cricket debut for Wally Grout & Bobby Simpson v South Africa
  • Dec 25 Ed Gein found insane of murder
  • Dec 26 Roger Sessions' 3rd Symphony premieres in London
  • Dec 28 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
  • Dec 28 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Dec 28 46th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
  • Dec 29 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 29 Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
  • Dec 30 Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns
  • Dec 31 AAU awards Bobby Morrow, James Sullivan Memorial Trophy

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 753

  • 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.
  • Oct 1 Brad MacDonald, race horse trainer
  • Oct 1 Stelios Mainas, Greek actor
  • Oct 2 John Neuman Cook, PGA golfer (1981 Bing Crosby), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Oct 2 Kimberly Herrin, playmate (March, 1981), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Oct 3 Tim Westwood, Pimp My Ride UK presenter and DJ
  • Oct 4 Christina Smith, playmate (Mar, 1978), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 4 Gregory T Linteris, Demarest NJ, astronaut (sk: STS 83)
  • Oct 4 Alexander Tkachyov, Soviet gymnast
  • Oct 4 Bill Fagerbakke, American actor
  • Oct 4 Kyra Schon, American actress
  • Oct 5 Jeanne Evert, tennis player, Chris' sister
  • Oct 5 Larry Saumell, American jockey (d. 2011)
  • Oct 5 Lee "Kix" Thompson, saxophonist (Madness-Baggy Trousers)
  • Oct 5 Mark Geragos, American attorney
  • Oct 5 Bernie Mac, American comedian (d. 2008)
  • Oct 6 Dom Galluscio, race horse trainer
  • Oct 6 Shahzad Altaf, cricketer (UAE off-spinner 1996 World Cup)
  • Oct 7 Jayne Torvill, England, ice skater (Torvill & Dean, Oly-gold-84)
  • Oct 7 Judy Sams, golfer (1994 du Maurier Ltd Classic-38th), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 8 Doug Cox, Guelph Ontario, 90 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 8 James De Paiva, Hayward California, actor (Max Holden-One Life to Live)
  • Oct 8 Antonio Cabrini, Italian footballer
  • Oct 8 Joe Castiglione, American college athletic director
  • Oct 9 Yuri Vladimirovich Usachyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-18, TM-23)
  • Oct 9 Don Garber, American sports commissioner
  • Oct 10 Craig Marseilles, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Gold Coast), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 10 Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese artist
  • Oct 11 Dawn French, Welsh comedian and TV actress (Supergrass, French & Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley)
  • Oct 11 Blair Cunningham, rock drummer (Haircut 100), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 11 Jon Moss, rock drummer (Culture Club)
  • Oct 11 Paul Bown, English actor
  • Oct 11 Paul Sereno, American paleontologist
  • Oct 12 Kristen Bjorn, British film director

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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