What Happened on August 22, 1957

Historical Events

Boxing 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

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
Born in 1957
1957 Highlights

About August 22, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

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