Historical Events in October 1957

  • Oct 1 B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack
  • Oct 1 First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency.
  • Oct 2 NY Yankees appear in their 25th World Series
  • Oct 2 New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores

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Oct 2 "The Bridge on the River Kwai", directed by David Lean and starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released (Best Picture 1958)

Actor William Holden
William Holden
Actor Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • Oct 3 Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin

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Oct 3 Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • Oct 4 "Leave It to Beaver" debuts on CBS
  • Oct 4 USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
  • Oct 4 Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • Oct 5 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
  • Oct 5 12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England)
  • Oct 5 Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years
  • Oct 6 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 6 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open
  • Oct 7 KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 7 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Invitational
  • Oct 8 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles
  • Oct 8 Procter & Gamble director N McElroy becomes US Secretary of Defense
  • Oct 8 Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)
  • Oct 8 Turkish & Syrian border guards exchange fire
  • Oct 9 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • Oct 10 Braves' Lew Burdette beats Yankees for 3rd time in 1 World Series
  • Oct 10 Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series

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Oct 10 US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 10 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 10 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, UK becomes the world's first major nuclear accident
  • Oct 12 "Mask & Gown" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • Oct 12 "Simply Heavenly" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • Oct 12 First commercial flight between California & Antarctica
  • Oct 12 Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 13 German Democratic Republic recalls OstMark & issues new currency
  • Oct 14 Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1

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Oct 14 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Oct 15 Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players
  • Oct 16 Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
  • Oct 16 USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space
  • Oct 17 "Copper & Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Oct 17 Britain's Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visit the White House
  • Oct 17 Dike Marken-Dutch mainland closed

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Oct 17 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Author Albert Camus
Albert Camus
  • Oct 17 II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan
  • Oct 19 "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 performances

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Oct 19 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • Oct 20 Karachi A (277-0d) beat Sind A by an innings w/o losing a wkt

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Oct 20 Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Oct 21 Giants purchase Class-A Phoenix team

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Oct 21 Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Oct 21 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
  • Oct 22 Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany
  • Oct 22 KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 23 First test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3
  • Oct 24 Cincinnati Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
  • Oct 24 The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
  • Oct 25 Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
  • Oct 26 USSR fires defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov
  • Oct 27 Celal Bayar re-elected president of Turkey
  • Oct 27 WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 27 WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 28 WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 29 Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament)
  • 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