On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1957

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Robin Cousins, British figure skater (Olympic gold 1980), born in Bristol, England
  • Ron Strykert, Australian rock guitarist (Men At Work - "Who Can It Be Now?"), born in Korumburra, Victoria [several sources cite August 18]
1957 Highlights

About August 17, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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