On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1957

Historical Events

  • 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's, England)
  • First edition of "Chase's Annual Events" published

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric S. Raymond, American open source advocate, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lee Smith, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (7 × MLB All-Star 1983, 87, 1991–95; saves leader 1983, 91-92, 94)), born in Jamestown, Louisiana
  • Raul Boesel, Brazilian auto racer (World Sportscar C'ship 1987; 24 Hours of Daytona 1988; 30 F1 GP), born in Curitiba, Brazil
1957 Highlights

About December 4, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius