On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1957

Historical Events

Music History

Elvis Presley receives his draft notice to join the US Army for National Service

Famous Birthdays

  • (Stephen William) "Billy" Bragg, English singer-songwriter ("Greetings To The New Brunette"; "Sexuality"; "California Stars"), born in Barking, Essex, England
  • Anna Vissi, Greek-Cypriot singer, born in Pyla, Cyprus
  • Arturs Maskats, Latvian classical composer and music director (Rainis Dailes Theatre; Latvian National Opera), born in Valmiera, Latvia
  • Joyce Hyser, American actress, born in NYC, New York
  • Mike Watt, American rock bassist (Firehose), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Pat Fish [Huntrods], British guitarist (The Jazz Butcher), born in London, England (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Page, American jazz double bassist, baritone saxophonist, tuba player, and bandleader (Blue Devils; Count Basie Orchestra), dies at 57
1957 Highlights

About December 20, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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