On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1957

Historical Events

  • 1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • Ex MLB outfielder Glen Gorbous throws a regulation baseball a record 136m (445' 10") in a game promotion

Baseball Record

Gil Hodges hits his 13th MLB career grand slam, a NL record and the last ever by a Brooklyn Dodgers player

  • 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 MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), born in Drumheller, Alberta (d. 1990)
  • Laura Johnson, American actress (Falcon Crest), born in Burbank, California

Famous Deaths

  • Harvey Glatmin, 1st bondage-photo victim, executed [or 8/18/59]
1957 Highlights

About August 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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