1957 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 337

  • Aug 20 USAAF balloon breaks an altitude record at 102,000' (310,896 m)
  • Aug 21 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazakhstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket)
  • Aug 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 25 Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao
  • Aug 26 USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
  • Aug 27 Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes
  • Aug 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 27 The Constitution of Malaysia comes into force.
  • Aug 28 US Senator James Thurmond (Rep, SC) begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill
  • Aug 29 Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957
  • Aug 29 Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights
  • Aug 30 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 30 US senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights

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Aug 31 Federation of Malaya gains independence from Great Britain

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • 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 Hammarskj√∂ld 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 29 300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan)
  • Sep 29 Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die
  • Sep 30 French government of Mauroy resigns due to Algeria
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 3 Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt

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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
  • 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
  • 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

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Oct 17 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Author Albert Camus
Author
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

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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 Konrad 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

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Oct 26 USSR fires defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy 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
  • 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

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