June 1957 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 1st US runner breaks 4 minute mile (Don Bowden) [see May 5, 1956]

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Jun 2 US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Jun 4 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
  • Jun 4 May & Cowdrey make 411 stand v WI Ramadhin bowls 98 overs
  • Jun 5 NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes
  • Jun 9 Anthony Eden resigns as British PM
  • Jun 9 First ascent of Broad Peak (the world's 12th highest mountain).
  • Jun 10 Harold MacMillan becomes British PM
  • Jun 10 John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada
  • Jun 11 12 die in a train crash in Vroman Colo
  • Jun 12 Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs)
  • Jun 13 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth Mass
  • Jun 14 42.0 cm rain falls on East St Louis, Illinois (state record)
  • Jun 14 Edouard Carpentier beats Lou Thesz, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • Jun 15 42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St Louis, Ill (state record)
  • Jun 15 Yanks trade Billy Martin & Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran
  • Jun 16 French offensive in Algeria
  • Jun 17 "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orch peaks at #2
  • Jun 17 Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)
  • Jun 18 John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as PM of Canada
  • Jun 21 Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister.

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Jun 21 Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • Jun 21 7th Berlin International Film Festival: "12 Angry Men" wins Golden Bear
  • Jun 22 Kansas City stops using streetcars in it's transit system
  • Jun 24 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States.
  • Jun 27 Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas
  • Jun 27 The British Medical Research Council publishes a report suggesting a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.
  • Jun 28 Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters
  • Jun 29 Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj & Sjepilov leave USSR communist party

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Mark Lawrenson, English Football Pundit
  • Jun 7 Ruth Anderson, Welsh rug hooker famous for her folk rugs
  • Jun 8 Scott Raymond Adams, Catskill NY, cartoonist (Dilbert)
  • Jun 10 Lindsay Hoyle, British politician
  • Jun 10 Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
  • Jun 19 Anna Lindh, Swedish politician (d. 2003)
  • Jun 21 Berke Breathed, cartoonist (Vegetarian, Bloom County, Outland)
  • Jun 26 Philippe Couillard, Quebec neurosurgeon and politician
  • Jun 28 Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria

Deaths in History

  • Jun 7 Elizabeth S Kingsley, double-Crostic puzzle creator, dies
  • Jun 17 D Richardson, writer, dies at 84
  • Jun 21 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85
  • Jun 23 Louis Fornberg, writer, dies at 48
  • Jun 26 Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
  • Jun 27 Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48