On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Pete Rademacher becomes first to contest the world heavyweight championship in his first professional bout; knocked out by Floyd Patterson in 6th round at Sicks' Stadium, Seattle

Famous Birthdays

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