On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday

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

  • Andrei Yevgeniyevich Zaitsev, cosmonaut
  • Clayton Rohner, American actor
  • Pavel V Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26)

Famous Deaths

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