On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1957

Historical Events

  • Meredith Willson's musical "The Music Man", starring Robert Preston and Barbara Cook, opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 1375 performances, wins 5 Tony and a Grammy Award

Famous Birthdays

  • Cyril Collard, French film director (d. 1993)
  • Doug Johnson, Canadian rock keyboardist (Loverboy - "Working For The Weekend"), born in Surrey, British Columbia
  • John Gulager, American film director and actor (He Was a Quiet Man), born in NYC, New York
  • Kevin McHale, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics), born in Hibbing, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

John Van Druten

John Van Druten, English playwright (I Remember Mama, I am a Camera) and theater director, dies at 56

1957 Highlights

About December 19, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Mary's Boy Child - Harry Belafonte