On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1957

Historical Events

  • NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958
  • US Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon

Famous Birthdays

  • Darby Hinton, actor (Israel in Daniel Boone), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Ian Gould, England cricketer
  • Li-Young Lee, Indonesia-born American poet
  • Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)

Famous Deaths

  • Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish meteorologist (b. 1898)
  • David Bomberg, English painter, dies at 66
1957 Highlights

About August 19, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo