1957 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 339 of 339

  • 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
  • Dec 2 1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn)
  • Dec 4 First edition of "Chase's Annual Events" published
  • Dec 4 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's, England)
  • Dec 5 William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 5 NYC is first US city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law)
  • Dec 5 President Sukarno of Indonesia expels all Dutch people.
  • Dec 6 1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up
  • Dec 6 AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987)
  • Dec 6 Indonesia begins nationalizing Dutch possessions
  • Dec 7 Tony Kubek of the Yanks selected as AL Rookie of the Year
  • Dec 9 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
  • Dec 12 Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo
  • Dec 12 US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
  • Dec 12 Willem J Kolff and his team at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic removed the heart from a dog and replaced it with a pneumatic pump which kept the dog alive for 90 minutes, proving the viability of the artificial heart
  • Dec 16 Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • Dec 17 US successfully test-fires Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile
  • Dec 18 Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania USA, the world's 1st nuclear power plant begins to generate electricity
  • Dec 21 Indonesia proclaims end to state of war
  • Dec 25 Ed Gein found insane of murder
  • Dec 28 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Dec 30 Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns
  • Dec 31 AAU awards Bobby Morrow, James Sullivan Memorial Trophy

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