On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1957

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Pete Rademacher becomes first to contest the world title in his first professional bout; knocked out by Floyd Patterson in 6th round at Sicks' Stadium, Seattle

Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson

Famous Birthdays

  • Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Randy Romero, American jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89; Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame 2010), born in Erath, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • Steve Davis, English professional snooker player, born in Plumstead, London
1957 Highlights

About August 22, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo