On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1957

Historical Events

  • Israeli forces withdraw from Sinai Peninsula
  • Mad Bomber (George P Metesky) accused of 30 explosions, arrested

Famous Birthdays

  • Francis Wheen, English writer & journalist, born in England

Mike Bossy

Mike Bossy, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1980-83; Conn Smythe Trophy 1982; 7 x NHL All Star; NY Islanders), born in Montreal, Quebec

  • Rene Requiestas, Filipino actor & comedian, born in Tondo, Philippines (d. 1993)

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Walden, Latvian chemist (Walden inversion, room-temperature ionic liquid, ethylammonium nitrate), dies at 93
1957 Highlights

About January 22, 1957

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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