November 1957 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 World longest suspension bridge opens (Mackinac Straits Mich)
  • Nov 2 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio
  • Nov 2 The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history.
  • Nov 3 USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
  • Nov 4 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
  • Nov 6 Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France
  • Nov 7 Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • Nov 8 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Nov 11 Demolition begins on cable car barn at California & Hyde (SF)
  • Nov 14 Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • Nov 14 Henry Aaron wins NL MVP
  • Nov 14 The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
  • Nov 15 US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000

MurderMurder of Interest

Nov 16 US murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • Nov 18 Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
  • Nov 19 Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia
  • Nov 22 Simon & Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom & Jerry"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 27 Army withdraws for Little Rock Ark, after Central HS integration

MurderAssassination Attempt

Nov 30 Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 6 Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist
  • Nov 12 Tim Samaras, Lakewood, Col., tornado chaser (Storm Chasers), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 13 Ronald Shusett, Hamburg Germany, author (Project Mankind)
  • Nov 14 Michael J Fitzgerald, American writer
  • Nov 16 Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)
  • Nov 18 Seán Mac Falls, Irish-born poet
  • Nov 18 J.C. Watts (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma's 4th district, in office Jan 3, 1995 - Jan 3, 2003
  • Nov 19 Kathy Sanborn, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Nov 19 Sharon Farrah, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Nov 25 Bob Ehrlich, Jr., former Maryland governor
  • Nov 27 Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg, attorney, JFK & Jackie's daughter
  • Nov 27 Terri R Adams, educator (teacher in space)
  • Nov 27 Kevin O'Connell, American sound re-recording mixer
  • Nov 29 Matthew Rubel, CEO of Collective Brands Licensing
  • Nov 30 Joël Champetier, French Canadian author

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 7 Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (23) weds Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Gagarin

Deaths in History

  • Nov 3 Wilhelm Reich, Austria/US psycho analyst (sexual), dies at 60
  • Nov 4 Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1897)
  • Nov 12 Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Roman Law), dies at 78
  • Nov 20 Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian-Lithuanian artist (d. 1875)
  • Nov 21 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (b. 1873)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 24 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter, dies at 70

Painter Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera
  • Nov 26 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian author (Iveren), dies
  • Nov 27 Margot SE Scharten-Antink, author (Catherina/Sprotje), dies at 88