What Happened on January 5, 1957

Historical Events

Jackie Robinson Retires

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

Event of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Mrema, Tanzanian environmental leader (UN Environment Program),
  • 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
Born in 1957

About January 5, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Singing The Blues - Tommy Steele & The Steelmen