On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1957

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Federation of Malaya gains independence from Great Britain

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman

Famous Birthdays

  • Colm O'Rourke, Former Gaelic footballer and Current panelist
  • Gina Schock, American rock drummer (The Go-Go's - "Our Lips Are Sealed"; "Vacation"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Glenn Tilbrook, British rock singer, guitarist, songwriter (Squeeze - "Black Coffee In Bed"), born in London, England
  • Tom Candiotti, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Walnut Creek, California
1957 Highlights

About August 31, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo