What Happened on July 15, 1957

Historical Events

  • Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die
  • US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • (Lyman) "Mac" McAnally, American session and touring country music singer-songwriter, and musician (Coral Reefer Band), born in Red Bay, Alabama
  • Kate Kellaway, English literary critic(The Observer)
Born in 1957

Famous Divorces

David Lean

British film director David Lean (49) divorces British actress and producer Ann Todd (48) in London, England- third time for each; after just over 8 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • George Cleveland, Canadian vaudevillian, stage and screen character actor (Mystery Liner; Courage of Lassie: Lassie, 1954-57 - "Gramps"), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • James M. Cox, American politician (b. 1870)
  • Marie van Zeggelen, Dutch writer (children's books on Indonesia, Dessajongen), dies at 87
  • Vasily Maklakov, Russian orator and liberal politician (b. 1869)

About July 15, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

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