On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1957

Historical Events

Sports History

Dodgers' Jackie Robinson announces his retirement rather than be traded to the NY Giants

Historic Event

US President Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Middle East

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Surry Hills, Australia
  • Vincent Calloway, American trumpet player (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
1957 Highlights

About January 5, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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