What Happened on August 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Glen Gorbous throws a regulation baseball a record 136 m (445'10")
  • US and Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Stephen "Taylor" Negron, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), born in Glendale, California (d. 2015)
  • Glen Gorbous, Canadian baseball player who holds the record for the longest throw of a regulation baseball (445'10"), born in Drumheller, Alberta (d. 1990)
  • Laura Johnson, actress (Falcon Crest), born in Burbank, California

Famous Deaths

  • Harvey Glatmin, 1st bondage-photo victim, executed [or 8/18/59]