April 1957 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 Trial begins in Budapest against participants october uprising
  • Apr 1 World's biggest glass oven used

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

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • Apr 3 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Apr 6 NYC ends trolley car service
  • Apr 6 USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
  • Apr 7 Last of NY's electric trolleys completes its final run
  • Apr 10 John Osborne's "Entertainer" premieres in London
  • Apr 10 Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns
  • Apr 10 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

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Apr 11 Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires

  • Apr 11 Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes 1st jet to take-off & land vertically
  • Apr 11 Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
  • Apr 12 Jim Spalding set a 2,088 pin nine-game bowling record
  • Apr 12 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Apr 13 11th Tony Awards: Long Days Journey into the Night & My Fair Lady win
  • Apr 13 Saturday postal delivery in US is temporarily halted due to lack of funds
  • Apr 14 Leah Neuberger wins her 8th women's singles ping pong championship
  • Apr 15 Congress gives Post Office $41M; restoring Saturday mail delivery
  • Apr 15 Saturday mail delivery restored after Congress givs PO $41 million
  • Apr 16 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Apr 20 Yankee Bill Skowron becomes 3rd player to hit a ball out of Fenway
  • Apr 21 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum
  • Apr 25 1st experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated
  • Apr 25 Ibrahim Hashim forms Jordanian government
  • Apr 26 Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens
  • Apr 29 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir Va

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Peter Deutsch, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • Apr 6 Maurizio Damilano, Italian speed walker (30K World Record)
  • Apr 6 Paolo Nespoli, Italian astronaut
  • Apr 9 Martin Margiela, Belgian fashion designer, born in Genk, Belgium
  • Apr 10 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet (d. 2006)
  • Apr 10 Aliko Dangote, Nigerian Chairman and CEO of the Dangote Group, born in Kano, Kano State
  • Apr 13 Amy Goodman, American activist, host of Democracy Now
  • Apr 17 Nick Hornby, English author
  • Apr 19 Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman and chairman of Reliance Industries, born in Aden, Yemen
  • Apr 22 Ethel White, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Apr 22 Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister
  • Apr 25 Eric Bristow, "Crafty Cockney
  • Apr 28 Leopold Eyharts, French cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, TM-28/27)
  • Apr 29 Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast (d. 2003)
  • Apr 30 Duane G Carey, American major USAF/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 30 Aviva Chomsky, American historian, daughter of Noam Chomsky

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Gheorge Tatarescu, premier Romania (1933-37, 39-40), dies
  • Apr 4 E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (b. 1909)
  • Apr 19 Charles Earle Funk, American lexicographer (Funk & Wagnalls), dies at 76
  • Apr 19 Johan W Albarda, 1st Dutch SDAP minister (1939-45), dies at 79
  • Apr 22 Ignatius Roy D Campbell, British poet (Garcia Lorca), dies at 54
  • Apr 24 Andries CD de Graeff, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1926-31), dies at 84
  • Apr 26 Gichin Funakoshi, Father of Japanese Shotokan Karatedo (b. 1868)
  • Apr 27 Mario A Gianini, creator (maraschino cherry), dies
  • Apr 28 Heinz "Pritzl" Bär, German fighter pilot (b. 1913)