On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1957

Historical Events

  • Trial begins in Budapest against participants of the Hungarian Uprising of October 1956
  • World's biggest glass oven used
  • WYES-TV channel 12 in New Orleans, Louisiana (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

David 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

  • Donnie Hammond, American golfer (2 PGA Tour titles), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • Peter Deutsch, American politician (US Representative (D)-Florida, 1993-2005), born in The Bronx, New York
1957 Highlights

About April 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries