On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1957

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

1957 Highlights

About August 7, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo