On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1957

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

In the first of 4 meetings between the fighters, Gene Fullmer wins the world middleweight boxing title with a 15-round unanimous decision over Sugar Ray Robinson at New York’s Madison Square Garden

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson

Famous Birthdays

  • Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Gorky Park, Kiss)
  • Lynne Cox, American long-distance open-water swimmer known for easing Cold War tensions by swimming from the US to the Soviet Union in 1987, born in Boston, Massachusetts
1957 Highlights

About January 2, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn