On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1957

Historical Events

  • Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry D. Bailey, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey/broadcaster (Kentucky Derby 1993, 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Pim Kops, Dutch rock piano, organ and accordion player (De Dijk - Bloedend Hart; Avalanche Quartet), born in The Netherlands
1957 Highlights

About August 29, 1957

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

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo