On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1957

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Baseball player Richie Ashburn fouls and hits fan Alice Roth twice in the same game at bat playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, 1st hit breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn

Famous Birthdays

  • Robin Cousins, British figure skater (Olympic gold 1980), born in Bristol, England
1957 Highlights

About August 17, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo