On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • National Football League Championship, Briggs Stadium, Detroit: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns, 50-14; Lions score 2 touchdowns in each quarter
  • Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Grey, American film and TV producer, Chairman of Paramount Pictures, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2017)
  • Paul Rudnick, American screenwriter & playwright, born in Piscataway, New Jersey

Famous Weddings

  • "Steve and Eydie" singer duo Steve Lawrence (22) weds Eydie Gorme (29) at the home of Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Richmond, cricketer (Notts leg-spinner took 2-86 in Eng Test), dies at 67