On This Day

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, born in Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico
  • Katie Couric, American journalist & author (Today), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Kristen Meadows, American actress (Santa Barbara), born in Ventura, California
  • Nicholson Baker, American novelist, born in NYC, New York
  • Reena Roy, Hindi Bollywood actress, born in Mumbai, India

Famous Deaths

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