On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1957

Historical Events

  • "Simply Heavenly" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • Chicago White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Washington Senators, 6-0
  • USAAF balloon breaks an altitude record at 102,000' (310,896 m)

Famous Birthdays

  • Cindy Nicholas, Canadian swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mike Dodd, American beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Manhattan Beach, California
  • Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ
1957 Highlights

About August 20, 1957

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo