On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1957

Historical Events

  • At age 17 future England soccer striker Jimmy Greaves scores on his First Division debut for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur in a 1–1 draw at White Hart Lane

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar), born in Los Angeles, California [some sources give year as 1955]

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Edward Sammons, British violinist, and composer (Phantasy Quartet), dies at 71
  • Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), dies at 69
1957 Highlights

About August 24, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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