What Happened in July 1957

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 International Geophysical Year begins (until Dec 31, 1958)
  • Jul 1 WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield/Keene/Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 2 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback
  • Jul 2 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Le pelerinage De Lourdes
  • Jul 4 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad successfully defends in crown beating fellow Australian Ashley Cooper 6-2, 6-1, 6-2

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • Jul 5 England cricket batsman Tom Graveney scores a brilliant 258 in the drawn 3rd Test v West Indies at Trent Bridge
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson becomes the first black female athlete to win Wimbledon beating Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2
  • Jul 5 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Bobby Locke of South Africa wins his 4th Open by 3 from Australian Peter Thomson

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 6 John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 Harry S. Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jul 7 Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast
  • Jul 8 Baseball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
  • Jul 8 Irish premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn Fein leaders

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Jul 8 First Pugwash Conference, the "Thinkers Lodge" held on nuclear disarmament at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada, founded by Joseph Rotblat and hosted by Cyrus Eaton

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton
  • Jul 9 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • Jul 9 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 1st President to fly in helicopter-Dwight Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jul 12 US Surgeon General Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer
  • Jul 14 Soviet steamer "Eshghbad" sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270
  • Jul 15 Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die
  • Jul 15 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 16 US Marine Major John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08)

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • Jul 19 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada
  • Jul 19 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 20 44th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 21 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
  • Jul 21 PGA Championship, Miami Valley GC: Lionel Hebert wins 2 & 1 from Dow Finsterwald; last time event played under match-play format
  • Jul 21 Marilynn Smith/Fay Crocker wins Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • Jul 24 KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 24 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 25 Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic
  • Jul 25 Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick for England v WI at Headingley
  • Jul 25 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 26 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jul 26 USSR launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile
  • Jul 26 Carlos Castillo Armas, Dictator and President of Guatemala, is assassinated by a palace guard with leftist sympathies
  • Jul 27 St James' Theatre in London closes

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jul 28 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Jul 28 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
  • Jul 28 White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game
  • Jul 28 Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 29 Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Jul 29 International Atomic Energy Agency formed by UN
  • Jul 29 Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (NHL NJ Devils), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jul 1 Grant Dalton, New Zealand sailor (Whitbread Round the World, American's Cup), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 1 Sean O'Driscoll, Irish soccer midfielder/manager (Rep Ireland 3 caps, Bournemouth FC), born in Wolverhampton, England
  • Jul 2 Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Canadian WWF champion, born in Alberta
  • Jul 2 Mick Anker, British rocker and bass guitarist (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • Jul 3 Danny Heep, baseball player
  • Jul 3 Faye Resnick, author (Nicole Brown Simpson-Private Diary)
  • Jul 3 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jul 4 Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand, the youngest daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit, born in Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall Dusit Palace, Bangkok
  • Jul 5 David Hanson, British politician (L)
  • Jul 5 David Pinkney, British Touring Car Racer
  • Jul 5 Doug Wilson, Canadian hockey player
  • Jul 6 Mario Martinez, US Olympic weightlifter (Olympic-4th-1988), born in Salinas, California
  • Jul 6 Ron Duguay, Canadian hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)
  • Jul 7 Jonathan Dayton, American film director
  • Jul 7 Berry Sakharof, Turkish-born Israeli guitarist (Minimal Compact)
  • Jul 8 Clyde Butts, Guyanan cricketer (West Indies off-spinner late eighties), born in Perseverance, Guyana
  • Jul 9 Marc Almond, English vocalist (Soft Cell), born in Southport, Lancashire, England
  • Jul 9 Kelly McGillis, American actress (Top Gun, Accused, Witness), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jul 9 Tim Kring, American writer and producer, born in El Dorado County, California
  • Jul 9 Paul Merton, British writer, actor and comedian (Room 101), born in Parsons Green, London
  • Jul 10 Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war and political activist, born in Inglewood, California
  • Jul 11 Michael Rose, rocker (Black Uhuru-Brutal, Positive), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jul 11 Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light)
  • Jul 11 Peter Murphy, English singer and musician (Bauhaus), born in Northamptonshire, England
  • Jul 12 Buddy Foster, actor (Hondo, Mayberry RFD)
  • Jul 12 Rick Douglas Husband, Amarillo Texas, USAF mjr/astronaut
  • Jul 13 Cameron Crowe, American director, screenwriter, journalist (Rolling Stone), author, and actor (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Palm Springs, California
  • Jul 13 Phil Margera, father of Bam Margera
  • Jul 14 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
  • Jul 15 Kate Kellaway, English literary critic
  • Jul 16 Alan Donnelly, British Labour Party politician, born in Jarrow, England
  • Jul 16 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland (d. 2012)
  • Jul 16 Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer (Igra Na Chuzhom Pole), born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Jul 17 Bruce Crump, rock drummer (Molly Hatchet)

Person of interestNick Faldo

Jul 18 Nick Faldo, English golfer (six-time Major Championship winner), born in Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Jul 19 Cathy Reynolds, LPGA golfer (1981 Golden Lights), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 20 Donna Dixon, American actress, former beauty queen, and wife of actor Dan Aykroyd (Couch Trip, Bossom Buddies), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Jul 20 Larry Rinker, American professional golfer and coach, born in Stuart, Flordia
  • Jul 20 Merlina Defranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • Jul 21 Jon Lovitz, Tarzana California, actor (SNL, League of their Own, Critic)
  • Jul 22 Dave Stieb, American MLB pitcher (7-time All Star, Blue Jays), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Jul 23 Larry Stefanki, American tennis star, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • Jul 23 Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (Submission), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Jul 24 Dorothy Mays, playmate (Jul, 1979), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 24 Pam Tillis, American country singer (Melancholy Child), born in Plant City, Florida
  • Jul 24 Robbie Grey, English rocker (Modern English)
  • Jul 25 Bogdan Musioł, German bobsledder (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Świętochłowice, Silesia, Poland
  • Jul 25 Daniel W. Bursch, NASA astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77), born in Bristol, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 25 Ray Billingsley, American comic strip cartoonist (Curtis), born in Wake Forest, North Carolina
  • Jul 25 Roger Clinton Jr., American actor and singer, President Clinton's half-brother, born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Jul 26 Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jul 26 Nana Visitor, American actress (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestWayne Grady

Jul 26 Wayne Grady, Australian golfer (PGA C'ship 1990), born in Brisbane, Queensland

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • Jul 26 Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor and martial artist, born in Castle Peak Road, Hong Kong
  • Jul 26 Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer, born in Burlingame, California
  • Jul 27 Gezina E "Liesbeth" van Apeldoorn, Dutch actress (Composer)
  • Jul 27 Hansi Muller, German footballer, born in Stuttgart
  • Jul 27 Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2013)
  • Jul 29 Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • Jul 29 Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
  • Jul 29 Virginia Maria "Ginni" Rometty, American chairwoman, president and CEO of IBM, born in Chigago, Illinois
  • Jul 30 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Jul 30 Bill Cartwright, American basketball player (NY Knicks, Chicago Bulls), born in Lodi, California
  • Jul 30 Mark Tymchyshyn, American actor (Gavin-As The World Turns), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 30 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer (played in World Cup 1986, 90), born in Monje, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Jul 30 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • Jul 31 Dirk Blocker, American actor (Ryan's Four, Brooklyn Nine Nine), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 31 Irina Nazariva, USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jul 31 Victoria E Cooke, playmate (Aug, 1980), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 31 Daniel Ash, British musician (Bauhaus), born in Northampton, England
  • Jul 31 Leon Durham, American baseball player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 28 "Wuthering Heights" actress Merle Oberon (46) weds Italian industrialist Bruno Pagliai

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 5 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and movie star Ava Gardner divorce after 6 years of marriage

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), dies at 52
  • Jul 3 Judy Tyler [Judith Mae Hess], American actress (Jailhouse Rock, Bop Girl Goes Calypso) and Miss Stardust (1949), dies in car crash with 2nd husband Gregory Lafayette (19) at 24
  • Jul 3 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, dies at 66
  • Jul 4 Gregory Lafayette (19) dies from injuries sustained in a car crash that killed his wife, actress Judy Tyler (24), the day earlier
  • Jul 5 Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor
  • Jul 8 Grace Goodhue Coolidge, American First Lady (1923-29), dies at 78
  • Jul 8 Henry Fevrier, French composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 8 William Adlington Cadbury, English chocolate maker, dies at 89
  • Jul 9 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 9 Manfred Julius Susskind, South African cricketer (1924 Test series), dies
  • Jul 10 Sholem Asch, Polish-Jewish novelist and playwright (East River, Three Cities), dies at 77

Person of interestAga Khan III

Jul 11 Aga Khan III, Pakistani 48th Shia Iman, dies at 79

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • Jul 15 George Cleveland, Canadian actor (Mystery Liner, Courage of Lassie), dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Jul 15 Marie C of Zeggelen, author (Dessajongen), dies at 87
  • Jul 15 James M. Cox, American politician (b. 1870)
  • Jul 15 Vasily Maklakov, Russian orator and liberal politician (b. 1869)
  • Jul 19 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt), dies at 59
  • Jul 20 Phil Hanna, singer (Once Upon a Tune), dies at 46
  • Jul 21 Bernard Spooner, US inventor (bulletproof jacket), dies
  • Jul 21 Rockley Wilson, cricketer (bro of Clem, Test for England 1921), dies
  • Jul 23 G Tomasi di Lampedusa, writer, dies at 61
  • Jul 24 Sacha Guitry, French actor and playwright (Deburan, The Story of a Cheat), dies at 72
  • Jul 26 Carlos Castillo Armas, Dictator and President of Guatemala (1954-57), assassinated by a palace guard with leftist sympathies at 42
  • Jul 28 Edith Abbott, American social worker, educator, and author (b. 1876)
  • Jul 30 Sem Dresden, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 76