1957 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 337

  • Apr 20 Yankee Bill Skowron becomes 3rd player to hit a ball out of Fenway
  • Apr 21 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum
  • Apr 25 1st experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated
  • Apr 25 Ibrahim Hashim forms Jordanian government
  • Apr 26 Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens
  • Apr 29 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir Va
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Segni resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 2 US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
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 First ascent of Broad Peak (the world's 12th highest mountain).
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Jul 1 International Geophysical Year begins (until Dec 31, 1958)
  • Jul 2 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback
  • Jul 2 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Le pelerinage De Lourdes
  • Jul 4 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase
  • Jul 5 Tom Graveney of England scores 258 v West Indies at Trent Bridge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 Harry S. Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jul 7 Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast
  • Jul 8 Irish premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn Fein leaders
  • Jul 9 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 1st President to fly in helicopter-Dwight Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jul 12 US Surgeon General Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer
  • Jul 14 Soviet steamer "Eshghbad" sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270
  • Jul 15 Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die
  • Jul 15 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 16 US Marine Major John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08)

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • Jul 19 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada
  • Jul 19 Don Bowden becomes 1st American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7)
  • Jul 19 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 24 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 25 Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic
  • Jul 25 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 26 USSR launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile
  • Jul 26 Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated
  • Jul 27 St James' Theatre in London closes
  • Jul 28 Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992.
  • Jul 29 International Atomic Energy Agency forms by UN
  • Jul 29 Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres
  • Aug 1 1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM)
  • Aug 1 US & Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
  • Aug 3 British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
  • Aug 5 Comic strip "Andy Capp" made its debut
  • Aug 5 WJZ-TV in Baltimore MD begins radio transmissions
  • Aug 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 8 USSR offers Syria economic/military aid
  • Aug 10 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 15 David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
  • Aug 15 USAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter
  • Aug 18 Juan-Manuel Fangio, wins his last auto World Championship at 46
  • Aug 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 19 US Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 175 of 175

  • Jul 10 Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war/political activist
  • Jul 12 Rick Douglas Husband, Amarillo Texas, USAF mjr/astronaut
  • Jul 13 Cameron Crowe, director (Jerry Maguire, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
  • Jul 13 Phil Margera, father of Bam Margera
  • Jul 15 Kate Kellaway, English literary critic
  • Jul 16 Alan Donnelly, MP (Labour)
  • Jul 16 Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer
  • Jul 25 Daniel W Bursch, Bristol PA, Lt Cmdr USN/Astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77)
  • Jul 25 Ray Billingsley, comic strip cartoonist (Curtis)
  • Aug 2 Anne Leuchars, TV journalist
  • Aug 4 Robert E Andrews, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • Aug 4 Brooks D. Simpson, American historian
  • Aug 5 Andrei Yevgeniyevich Zaitsev, cosmonaut
  • Aug 5 Pavel V Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26)
  • Aug 6 Jim McGreevey, American politician
  • Aug 19 Li-Young Lee, Indonesia-born American poet
  • Aug 21 Janice Thomas, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Aug 22 Steve Davis, snooker player
  • 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 Margot Chapman, Hawaii, vocals (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight)
  • Sep 7 Melvin Edward Mays, one of FBI's most wanted
  • Sep 9 Gabriele Tredozi, Italian engineer
  • Sep 11 Brad Bird, American director and animator
  • 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 30 Gladys Portugues, American Mrs Jean-Claude Van Damme/actress (It's Alive 3), born in NYC, New York
  • 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 Després, 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
  • Nov 4 Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister (2013-15), born in London, England
  • Nov 6 Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist
  • Nov 12 Tim Samaras, Lakewood, Col., tornado chaser (Storm Chasers), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 13 Ronald Shusett, author (Project Mankind), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 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
  • Dec 2 Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian politician
  • Dec 4 Eric S. Raymond, American open source advocate
  • Dec 7 Tom Winsor, British lawyer and economic regulator
  • Dec 10 Prem Rawat, known also as Guru Maharaj Ji and Maharaji, American Indian spiritual leader and speaker
  • Dec 12 Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright
  • Dec 13 Jean-Marie Messier, French businessman
  • Dec 14 Gary Ferris, American author
  • Dec 15 Mike McAlary, American journalist (d. 1998)
  • Dec 22 Susan Powter, diet guru/author/talk show host (Susan Powter Show)
  • Dec 22 Carole James, Canadian politician
  • Dec 24 Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan

Weddings in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 119 of 119

  • 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)
  • 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
Painter
Diego Rivera
  • Nov 26 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian author (Iveren), dies
  • Nov 27 Margot SE Scharten-Antink, author (Catherina/Sprotje), dies at 88
  • Dec 2 Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (b. 1902)
  • Dec 3 Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher, dies at 81
  • Dec 6 Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French Engineer and aviation pioneer, dies at 76
  • Dec 17 Dorothy Sayers, [Atherton Fleming], author (Whose body), dies at 64
  • Dec 25 Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, US landscape architect and advocate for wildlife conservation, dies at 87