Historical Events in May 1957

  • May 1 Flevo Boys soccer team forms in Emmeloord
  • May 1 Larry King's 1st radio broadcast
  • May 1 US gives Poland credit of $95 million
  • May 1 Vanguard TV-1 booster test reaches 195 km

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May 2 Gangster Frank Costello escapes an assassination attempt made by rival mobsters

Gangster Frank Costello
Frank Costello
  • May 4 83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2
  • May 4 Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show

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May 4 Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • May 5 Adolf Scharf elected president of Austria
  • May 5 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
  • May 6 Italian government of Segni resigns
  • May 6 Last broadcast of "I Love Lucy" on CBS-TV

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May 6 Pulitzer prize awarded to John F. Kennedy (Profiles in Courage)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • May 7 Indians' pitcher Herb Score is hit by a line drive off Gil McDougald
  • May 10 1st meeting of legislative of Cameroon
  • May 10 Dmitri Shostakovitsch's 2nd Piano concerto premieres in Moscow
  • May 11 Gabriel Paris forms government of Colombia
  • May 12 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Smokey Golf Open
  • May 14 "New Girl in Town" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 432 performances
  • May 14 Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town" premieres in NYC

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May 15 18,000 people at Madison Sq Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade

Evangelist Billy Graham
Billy Graham
  • May 15 1st British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island)
  • May 16 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae
  • May 16 US launches its 3rd atomic submarine, USS Skate, at Groton Conn
  • May 16 Yanks involved in Copacabana Incident, leads to Billy Martin trade
  • May 17 Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (DC)
  • May 17 School desegregation law, Brown v Board of education
  • May 17 10th Cannes Film Festival: "Friendly Persuasion" directed by William Wyler wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 18 82nd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2
  • May 19 Adone Zoli forms Italian government
  • May 21 French government of Mollet resigns
  • May 22 KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 22 Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win
  • May 22 South Africa's government approves race separation in universities
  • May 24 Anti-American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan
  • May 24 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia
  • May 25 "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • May 26 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
  • May 27 Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.
  • May 28 NL approves Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to west coast
  • May 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 28 WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • May 29 Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators
  • May 29 Laos government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns
  • May 29 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast
  • May 30 Test Cricket debut for Rohan Kanhai v England at Edgbaston
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Sam Hanks wins in 3:41:14.238 (218.229 km/h)
  • May 30 2nd European Cup: Real Madrid beats Fiorentina 2-0 at Madrid
  • May 31 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)