On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1957

Historical Events

  • Trial begins in Budapest against participants october uprising
  • World's biggest glass oven used
  • WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, LA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDavid Gower

David Gower, English Cricket Batsman and captain (117 Tests; 8,231 runs @ 44.25; 18 x 100; 114 ODIs), born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Cricket Batsman and Captain David Gower
Cricket Batsman and Captain
David Gower
  • Donnie Hammond, American golfer (2 PGA Tour titles), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • Peter Deutsch, (Rep-D-Florida)

Famous Deaths

  • Gheorge Tatarescu, premier Romania (1933-37, 39-40), dies
1957 Highlights

About April 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries