July 1957 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 International Geophysical Year begins (until Dec 31, 1958)
  • Jul 2 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback
  • Jul 2 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Le pelerinage De Lourdes
  • Jul 4 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase
  • Jul 5 Tom Graveney of England scores 258 v West Indies at Trent Bridge

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Jul 6 Harry S. Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jul 7 Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast
  • Jul 8 Irish premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn Fein leaders
  • Jul 9 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced

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Jul 12 1st President to fly in helicopter-Dwight Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jul 12 US Surgeon General Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer
  • Jul 14 Soviet steamer "Eshghbad" sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270
  • Jul 15 Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die
  • Jul 15 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

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Jul 16 US Marine Major John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08)

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • Jul 19 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada
  • Jul 19 Don Bowden becomes 1st American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7)
  • Jul 19 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 24 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 25 Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic
  • Jul 25 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 26 USSR launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile
  • Jul 26 Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated
  • Jul 27 St James' Theatre in London closes
  • Jul 28 Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992.
  • Jul 29 International Atomic Energy Agency forms by UN
  • Jul 29 Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 3 Faye Resnick, author (Nicole Brown Simpson-Private Diary)
  • Jul 4 Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand
  • Jul 5 David Hanson, British politician (L)
  • Jul 9 Tim Kring, American writer and producer
  • Jul 10 Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war/political activist
  • Jul 12 Rick Douglas Husband, Amarillo Texas, USAF mjr/astronaut
  • Jul 13 Cameron Crowe, director (Jerry Maguire, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
  • Jul 13 Phil Margera, father of Bam Margera
  • Jul 15 Kate Kellaway, English literary critic
  • Jul 16 Alan Donnelly, MP (Labour)
  • Jul 16 Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer
  • Jul 25 Daniel W Bursch, Bristol PA, Lt Cmdr USN/Astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77)
  • Jul 25 Ray Billingsley, comic strip cartoonist (Curtis)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 5 Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor
  • Jul 8 Grace Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29), dies at 78
  • Jul 8 William Cadbury, chocolate maker, dies at 89
  • Jul 10 Sholem Asch, Polish/Israeli writer (East River), dies at 77

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Jul 11 Aga Khan III, Pakistani 48th Shia Iman, dies at 79

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • Jul 15 Marie C of Zeggelen, author (Dessajongen), dies at 87
  • Jul 15 James M. Cox, American politician (b. 1870)
  • Jul 15 Vasily Maklakov, Russian orator and liberal politician (b. 1869)
  • Jul 19 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt), dies at 59
  • Jul 21 Bernard Spooner, US inventor (bulletproof jacket), dies
  • Jul 23 G Tomasi di Lampedusa, writer, dies at 61
  • Jul 26 Carlos Castillo Armas, president of Guatemala, murdered
  • Jul 28 Edith Abbott, American social worker, educator, and author (b. 1876)