On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1957

Historical Events

  • Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½")
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Carole Bouquest, French actress (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Paris, France
  • Denis Leary, American actor and comedian (Rescue Me), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Ron Strykert, Australian rock guitarist (Men At Work - "Who Can It Be Now?"), born in Korumburra, Victoria [several sources cite August 17]

Famous Deaths

  • Wawrzyniec Żuławski, Polish composer, dies during an alpine rescue mission on Mont Blanc, in the Alps, at 41
1957 Highlights

About August 18, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

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