On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1957

Historical Events

  • Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo
  • US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
  • Willem J Kolff and his team at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic removed the heart from a dog and replaced it with a pneumatic pump which kept the dog alive for 90 minutes, proving the viability of the artificial heart

Famous Birthdays

  • Cy Curnin, English rock vocalist (The Fixx - "One Thing Leads To Another"; "Saved By Zero"), born in Wimbledon, England
  • Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright, born in Quebec, Canada
  • Sheila E.[scovedo], American singer, drummer and percussionist (Krush Grove, Holly Rock), born in Oakland, California

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Frank Kurka, American composer ("The Good Soldier Schweik"), dies of leukemia at 35
1957 Highlights

About December 12, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius