On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1957

Historical Events

  • "American Bandstand" premieres on network TV (ABC)
  • Comic strip "Andy Capp" makes its debut
  • WJZ-TV in Baltimore MD begins radio transmissions

Famous Birthdays

  • Pavel V Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, Commander of the International Space Station 2013), born in Magadan, Soviet Union

Famous Deaths

  • Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927), dies at 80
1957 Highlights

About August 5, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo