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)

Historic Event

President Sukarno of Indonesia expels all Dutch people.

  • William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Art Monk, American College-Pro Football HOF wide receiver (Syracuse University; Super Bowl 1982, 87, 91; First-team All-Pro 1984; 3 × Pro Bowl; Washington Redskins), born in White Plains, New York
  • Marcelino Sánchez, Puerto Rican actor (The Warriors), born in Cayey, Puerto Rico (d. 1986)
1957 Highlights

About December 5, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

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