On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1957

Historical Events

Sports History

44th Tour de France: French cyclist Jacques Anquetil wins first of 5 general classification titles

Famous Birthdays

  • Donna Dixon, American actress, former beauty queen, and wife of actor Dan Aykroyd (Couch Trip, Bossom Buddies), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Gernot Wolfgang, Austrian contemporary composer (Dance Of The Polar Bears; Yugoslavian Railroad Song), born in Bad Gastein, Austria
  • Merlina DeFranco, Canadian pop singer (The DeFranco Family - "Heartbeat, It's A Lovebeat"), born in Port Colborne, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Phil Hanna, singer (Once Upon a Tune), dies at 46
1957 Highlights

About July 20, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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