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
  • USAF balloon, manned by David Simons, breaks an altitude record at 102,000 ft (3,1089.6 m), over Minnesota and South Dakota

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? 64 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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