On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1957

Historical Events

  • Indian nationalist V. K. Krishna Menon begins the longest ever speech defending India's stand on Kashmir at the UN - 8 hours over 2 days
  • Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee disc (originally called the "Pluto Platter" until 1958)

Famous Birthdays

  • Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, daughter of Princess Grace and Prince Rainer, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Willie Edwards, US African American, murdered by KKK at 25
1957 Highlights

About January 23, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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