January 1, 1957 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • An Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough RUC barracks in one of the most famous incidents of the IRA's Operation Harvest.
  • Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince & the Pauper," premieres in London
  • France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
  • George Town, Penang becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  • International Geophysical Year begins; ends 6/30/1958 (18-mo year)

Birthdays in History

  • Evangelos Venizelos, Greek lawyer, professor and politician

Deaths in History

  • Ruth Draper, US elocutionist, dies at 67 or 72
  • Se├ín South and Fergal O'Hanlon are killed in the Brookeborough Raid.