Historical Events in April 1957

  • 1st Trial begins in Budapest against participants october uprising
  • 1st WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, LA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1st World's biggest glass oven used

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3rd Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" premieres in London

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • 3rd USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 4th Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony, premieres in Paris
  • 6th NYC ends trolley car service
  • 6th USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
  • 6th Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
  • 7th 21st Masters Golf Tournament: Doug Ford wins, shooting a 283
  • 7th Last of NY's electric trolleys completes its final run

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9th Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy" premieres in Wash DC

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 9th Suez Canal cleared for all shipping
  • 10th John Osborne's "Entertainer" premieres in London
  • 10th Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns
  • 10th Suez canal reopens for all traffic
  • 10th USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

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11th Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires

  • 11th Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes 1st jet to take-off & land vertically
  • 11th Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
  • 12th Jim Spalding set a 2088 pin nine-game bowling record
  • 12th USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 13th "Shinbone Alley" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 13th 11th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
  • 13th 11th Tony Awards: Long Days Journey into the Night & My Fair Lady win
  • 13th Due to lack of funds, Saturday postal delivery in US is temporarily halted
  • 14th Leah Neuberger wins her 8th women's singles ping pong championship
  • 14th Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
  • 15th Congress gives Post Office $41M; restoring Saturday mail delivery
  • 15th KTVI TV channel 2 in Saint Louis, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 15th Saturday mail delivery restored after Congress givs PO $41 million
  • 16th Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 16th USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 20th 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Conn in 2:20:05
  • 20th Yankee Bill Skowron becomes 3rd player to hit a ball out of Fenway
  • 21st Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • 21st Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum
  • 22nd All NL teams intergates, John Irwin Kennedy is 1st black on Phillies
  • 24th Chicago Cub pitchers walk NL record 9 Reds in 5th inning
  • 25th 1st experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated
  • 25th Ibrahim Hashim forms Jordanian government
  • 25th WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 26th Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens
  • 28th Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 28th WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 28th 4th National Film Awards (India): "Kabuliwala" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 29th 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir Va