On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1957

Historical Events

  • NYC is first US city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Sukarno of Indonesia expels all Dutch people.

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Art Monk, American NFL wide receiver (Wash Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles), born in White Plains, New York
  • Charlene Morett, American field hockey left wing (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Darby, Pennsylvania
1957 Highlights

About December 5, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius