On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1957

Historical Events

  • 23rd Orange Bowl: #20 Colorado beats #19 Clemson, 27-21
  • 23rd Sugar Bowl: #11 Baylor beats #2 Tennessee, 13-7
  • 43rd Rose Bowl: #3 Iowa beats #10 Oregon State, 35-19
  • An Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough RUC barracks in one of the most famous incidents of the IRA's Operation Harvest.

Music History

Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince & the Pauper," premieres in London

  • France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep

Historic Event

George Town, Penang becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

  • International Geophysical Year begins; ends 6/30/1958 (18-mo year)

Famous Birthdays

  • Evangelos Venizelos, Greek lawyer, professor and politician
  • Ewa Kasprzyk, Polish actress
  • Vladimir Kiselyov, Russian athlete (Olympic gold, Soviet Union, shot put 1980), born in Myski, Russia (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Se├ín South and Fergal O'Hanlon are killed in the Brookeborough Raid
1957 Highlights

About January 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn