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
  • Martín Espada, American Latino poet (2021 National Book Award), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

Oliver Hardy

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

1957 Highlights

About August 7, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo