On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1957
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Dityatin, Soviet gymnast (3-time Olympic Champion), born in Leningrad, Russia

Famous Deaths

Person of interestOliver Hardy

Oliver Hardy, American comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies at 65

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy