On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1957

Historical Events

  • 9-county commission recommends creation of BART

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Nocenti, American comic book writer
  • Donna Stone, American fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in New Jersey
  • Keith Chegwin, English television presenter & actor, born in Walton, Liverpool (d. 2017)
  • Michel Vaarten, Belgian cyclist, born in Turnhout, Belgium
  • Steve Harvey, American actor, comedian and radio personality, born in Welch, West Virginia
1957 Highlights

About January 17, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn