On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1957

Historical Events

  • Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
  • NYC ends trolley car service
  • USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurizio Damilano, Italian race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1980; World C'ship gold 20k 1987, 91), born in Scarnafigi, Italy
  • Paolo Nespoli, Italian astronaut
1957 Highlights

About April 6, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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