What Happened on December 12, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 (Fixx-Sign of Fire), 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

HeartWedding 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, composer, dies at 35