May 1957 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 Larry King's 1st radio broadcast
  • May 1 US gives Poland credit of $95 million
  • May 1 Vanguard TV-1 booster test reaches 195 km

MurderAssassination Attempt

May 2 Gangster Frank Costello escapes an assassination attempt made by rival mobsters

Gangster Frank Costello
Gangster
Frank Costello

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May 4 Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • May 5 Adolf Scharf elected president of Austria
  • May 6 Italian government of Antonio Segni resigns

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May 6 Pulitzer prize awarded to John F. Kennedy (Profiles in Courage)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

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May 8 South Vietnamese President, Ngô Đình Diệm, arrives in the United States on a state visit

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
  • May 10 1st meeting of legislative of Cameroon
  • May 10 Dmitri Shostakovitsch's 2nd Piano concerto premieres in Moscow
  • May 11 Gabriel Paris forms government of Colombia

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May 15 18,000 people at Madison Sq Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham
  • May 15 1st British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island)
  • May 16 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae
  • May 16 US launches its 3rd atomic submarine, USS Skate, at Groton Conn
  • May 16 Yanks involved in Copacabana Incident, leads to Billy Martin trade
  • May 17 Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (DC)
  • May 17 School desegregation law, Brown v Board of education
  • May 19 Adone Zoli forms Italian government
  • May 21 French government of Mollet resigns
  • May 22 South Africa's government approves race separation in universities
  • May 24 Anti-American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan
  • May 24 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia
  • May 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 29 Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators
  • May 29 Laos government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns
  • May 31 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)

Birthdays in History

  • May 1 Dick Swett, (Rep-D-New Hampshire)
  • May 1 Paul D Ronney, ScD/astronaut (STS 83 alt), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 2 Domonic L Pudwill Gorie, Lake Charles LA, USN/astronaut (sk: STS-91)
  • May 9 Fred Markham, 1st man to pedal a bike 65 mph
  • May 10 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Oly-gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 10 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Oly-Silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 11 Luca Urbani, MD/astronaut (STS 78-alt), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 13 Claudie Andre-Deshays, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-24)
  • May 13 Andrea Klump, German terrorist
  • May 13 Carrie Lam, Chinese politician, Chief Executive of Hong Kong (2017-), born in Hong Kong
  • May 14 William G Gregory, Lockport NY, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 67)
  • May 15 Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque Lehendakari (Prime Minister)

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May 18 Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist and activist (Sunflower Seeds, Remembering) born in Beijing, China

Artist, Activist Ai Weiwei
Artist, Activist
Ai Weiwei
  • May 21 Bruce Buffer, American Mixed Martial Arts Announcer
  • May 21 Nadine Dorries, British politician
  • May 22 Lisa Murkowski, American politician
  • May 24 John G Rowland, (Rep-R-CT, 1985- )
  • May 25 Edward Lee, American writer
  • May 26 François Legault, French Canadian politician
  • May 26 Pontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician
  • May 27 Siouxsie Sioux, [Susan Ballion], Kent England (Siouxsie & Banshees)
  • May 28 Walter R Tucker, (Rep-D-California)
  • May 29 Jeb Hensarling, American politician
  • May 30 Allison Roe, marathoner (NYC-1981), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 31 Stephen Jones, British milliner

Deaths in History


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May 2 Joseph McCarthy, anti-communist US senator (R-Wisc), dies at 48

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • May 8 Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75
  • May 9 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter/wood carver/glasier, dies at 67
  • May 14 Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (b. 1884)
  • May 16 Eliot Ness, American federal agent "The Untouchables" (put away Al Capone), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • May 30 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Black Ecstasy), dies
  • May 31 Leopold Staff, Polish poet (b. 1878)