Historical Events in March 1957

  • Mar 1 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 performances
  • Mar 1 KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 1 Kokomo the Chimp becomes Today Show animal editor
  • Mar 3 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham & Jones (GRB)
  • Mar 3 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)
  • Mar 3 Men's Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs won by David Jenkins (USA)
  • Mar 3 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
  • Mar 3 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs won by Carol Heiss (US)
  • Mar 3 2nd Eurovision Song Contest: Corry Brokken for Netherlands wins singing "Net als toen" in Frankfurt
  • Mar 4 The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
  • Mar 5 Eamon de Valera's Fianna Fail-party wins election in Ireland
  • Mar 5 Sgt Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley (Elvis Pelvin)
  • Mar 6 Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Centenary of Dred Scott slavery court decision marked by rediscovery of Scott's grave

US Slave Dred Scott
US Slave
Dred Scott
  • Mar 8 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
  • Mar 8 Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
  • Mar 8 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Mar 9 8.1 earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska
  • Mar 9 4th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats South Carolina, 95-75
  • Mar 10 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
  • Mar 12 German DR accepts 22 Russian divisions

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Mar 13 Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Mar 14 Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns
  • Mar 15 Great Britain becomes the third nation to explode a nuclear bomb

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Mar 16 9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young & Loretta Young win

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young
  • Mar 16 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Mar 16 Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1
  • Mar 17 Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted

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Mar 17 Presidential plane crashes on Mt. Manunggal in Cebu, Philippines killing 25 including Filipino President Ramon Magsaysay

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • Mar 18 WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins
  • Mar 19 Indians reject Boston's offer of $1 million for Herb Score
  • Mar 20 Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it

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Mar 21 Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 22 Earthquake gives SF shakes
  • Mar 22 Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
  • Mar 23 19th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Kansas 54-53 (3 OTs)
  • Mar 23 US army sells last homing pigeons
  • Mar 25 NBA modifies the free-throw rule
  • Mar 25 Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community (Common Mkt)

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 27 29th Academy Awards: "Around World in 80 Days", Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner win

  • Mar 28 1st National Curling Championship held
  • Mar 30 1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony
  • Mar 30 111th Grand National: Fred Winter aboard Sundew wins