On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1957

Historical Events

  • NY Giants board of directors vote 8-1 to move their baseball franchise to San Francisco in 1958 [1]
  • US Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon

Famous Birthdays

  • Darby Hinton, American actor (Daniel Boone - "Israel"; Days Of Our Lives - "Ian"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Ian Gould, England cricketer and umpire, born in Taplow, England
  • Li-Young Lee, Indonesia-born American poet, born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Paul-Jan Bakker, 1st Dutch cricketer to play first class cricket (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler), born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands

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? 64 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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