Historical Events in June 1957

  • 1st 1st US runner breaks 4 minute mile (Don Bowden) [see May 5, 1956]
  • 1st 56th Men's French Championships: Sven Davidson beats Herbert Flam (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1st 56th Women's French Championships: Shirley Bloomer beats Dorothy Knode (6-1, 6-3)
  • 2nd Fay Crocker wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

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2nd US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev

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

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10th 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
  • 10th Harold MacMillan becomes British PM
  • 10th John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada
  • 11th 12 die in a train crash in Vroman Colo
  • 12th Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs)

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

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

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

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

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

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

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 29th Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj & Sjepilov leave USSR communist party