On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1957

Historical Events

  • 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley in 2:20:05; course length changed
  • KTVI TV channel 2 in Saint Louis, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Saturday mail delivery restored in the US after Congress gives the Post Office $41 million

Famous Birthdays

  • Evelyn Ashford, American athlete (4 x Olympic sprint gold 1984, 88, 92), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Jiří Gemrot, Czech contemporary classical composer (Dances and Reflections; Maxims), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)

Famous Deaths

  • Pedro Infante, Mexican actor & singer, dies at 39
1957 Highlights

About April 15, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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