On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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.
  • Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince & the Pauper," premieres in London
  • France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Ruth Draper, US elocutionist, dies at 67 or 72
  • Se├ín South and Fergal O'Hanlon are killed in the Brookeborough Raid.