September 1957 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400
  • Sep 2 1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die
  • Sep 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 4 Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel
  • Sep 4 Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school

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Sep 5 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista bombs an uprising in Cienfuegos

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Sep 5 Yugoslavia bans Milovan Djilas' book "new class marine officers"

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Sep 5 "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac is published by Viking Press in New York

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • Sep 6 Elvis records "White Christmas", "Silent Night" & "Here Comes Santa Claus"
  • Sep 8 Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single "Reet Petite"
  • Sep 8 Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV
  • Sep 9 Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited

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Sep 9 US President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Sep 12 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits US
  • Sep 14 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • Sep 14 UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 15 "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premieres

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 15 Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins parliamentary election in West Germany

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Sep 16 Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)
  • Sep 17 Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight
  • Sep 17 Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat
  • Sep 17 The North East Humanists group is founded in Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • Sep 18 "Wagon Train" premieres
  • Sep 18 Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
  • Sep 19 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada
  • Sep 19 Dalida is the first artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300,000 sales of "Bambino".
  • Sep 21 German sail training ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean
  • Sep 21 Olav V becomes king of Norway
  • Sep 21 Pote Sarasin forms government in Thailand
  • Sep 22 Duke Snider's 39th & 40th home runs are last hit at Ebbets Field
  • Sep 23 White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw
  • Sep 24 President Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
  • Sep 24 Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.
  • Sep 25 300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central High School in Arkansas
  • Sep 25 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • Sep 25 Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
  • Sep 26 Dag Hammarskjöld re-elected secretary-general of UN
  • Sep 26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 27 Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built
  • Sep 28 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Velser Tunnels
  • Sep 29 Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, killing 300
  • Sep 30 French government of Mauroy resigns due to Algeria

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 3 Garth Ancier, American television executive
  • Sep 6 Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada
  • Sep 6 José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal
  • Sep 7 Melvin Edward Mays, one of FBI's most wanted
  • Sep 9 Gabriele Tredozi, Italian engineer
  • Sep 13 John G. Trueschler, American politician
  • Sep 17 David Bintley, choreographer
  • Sep 19 Richard M Linnehan, astronaut (STS 78, sk: 90), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Sep 20 Rich DiSilvio, American new media developer & artist
  • Sep 21 Kevin Rudd, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2013), born in Nambour, Queensland
  • Sep 24 Brad Bird, American director (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles), born in Kalispell, Montana
  • Sep 30 Gladys Portugues, American atress, Mrs Jean-Claude Van Damme (It's Alive 3), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 10 Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien (23) weds Aline Chaine (21) in Canada

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer, dies at 90
  • Sep 16 Ch'i Pai-shih, traditional Chinese painter, dies at 93
  • Sep 17 John W "John" Eisenloeffel, goldsmith, dies at 81
  • Sep 19 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping, dies at 86
  • Sep 21 Haakon VII (CF Charles WA), Danish king of Norway (1905-57), dies
  • Sep 22 Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral, born in Kitsuki, Ōita, Japan
  • Sep 28 Albert Ascoli, Italian developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, dies