October 1957 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack
  • Oct 1 First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency.
  • Oct 2 New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores
  • Oct 3 Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin

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Oct 3 Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • Oct 4 USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
  • Oct 4 Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • Oct 5 Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years
  • Oct 6 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 8 Procter & Gamble director N McElroy becomes US Secretary of Defense
  • Oct 8 Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)
  • Oct 8 Turkish & Syrian border guards exchange fire
  • Oct 9 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

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Oct 10 US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 10 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 10 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, UK becomes the world's first major nuclear accident
  • Oct 12 First commercial flight between California & Antarctica
  • Oct 12 Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 13 German Democratic Republic recalls OstMark & issues new currency

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Oct 14 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Oct 16 Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
  • Oct 16 USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space
  • Oct 17 Britain's Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visit the White House
  • Oct 17 Dike Marken-Dutch mainland closed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Author Albert Camus
Albert Camus
  • Oct 17 II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan
  • Oct 20 Karachi A (277-0d) beat Sind A by an innings w/o losing a wkt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Oct 21 Giants purchase Class-A Phoenix team
  • Oct 22 Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany
  • Oct 23 First test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3
  • Oct 24 The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
  • Oct 25 Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
  • Oct 26 USSR fires defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov
  • Oct 27 Celal Bayar re-elected president of Turkey
  • Oct 29 Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament)
  • Oct 30 Soviet Union launches Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 Tim Westwood, Pimp My Ride UK presenter and DJ
  • Oct 4 Gregory T Linteris, Demarest NJ, astronaut (sk: STS 83)
  • Oct 5 Mark Geragos, American attorney
  • Oct 8 Joe Castiglione, American college athletic director
  • Oct 9 Yuri Vladimirovich Usachyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-18, TM-23)
  • Oct 10 Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese artist
  • Oct 11 Paul Sereno, American paleontologist
  • Oct 14 Gregory T Linteris, Demarest NJ, PhD/astronaut (STS 83, 94)
  • Oct 14 Michel Despr├ęs, Quebec politician
  • Oct 15 Mira Nair, Indian director
  • Oct 15 Stacy Peralta, American director
  • Oct 18 Doug Isaacson, Alaskan politician
  • Oct 19 Ray Richmond, American columnist and critic
  • Oct 19 Doug Kirby, American author and travel guide
  • Oct 21 Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Oct 30 Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
  • Oct 30 Andy Archer, Scottish dramatist

Deaths in History

  • Oct 10 Karl Genzken, Nazi physician (b. 1885)
  • Oct 17 John HA Eman, founder of Aruban Peoples Party, dies at 70
  • Oct 19 Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian, dies at 65

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 23 Christian Dior, French designer (New Look), dies at 52 of a heart attack

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Oct 25 Henry C van de Velde, Flemish painter/architect, dies at 94
  • Oct 25 Lord Dunsany, [Edward J M D Plunkett], author (Jorkens), dies at 79

MurderMurder of Interest

Oct 25 Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], American gangster (Murder Inc), murdered at 55

  • Oct 26 N Kazantzakis, writer, dies
  • Oct 29 Louis B Mayer, MGM producer, dies at 71
  • Oct 29 Rosemarie Nitribitt, German call girl (b. 1933)