What Happened on January 7, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Algerian militant and National Liberation Front member Djamila Bouhired sets off a bomb in an Algiers cafe killing 11 civilians, precipitating the Battle of Algiers

Famous Birthdays

  • Julian Solis, Puerto Rican boxer
  • Katie Couric, [Katherine], TV news host (Today), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Kristen Meadows, actress (Santa Barbara)
  • Nicholson Baker, American novelist
  • Reena Roy, Indian actress

Famous Deaths

  • Al White, choreographer (NBC Comedy Hour), dies