On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1957

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)

Tennis Player Althea Gibson
Tennis Player
Althea Gibson
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Miami Valley GC: Lionel Hebert wins 2 & 1 from Dow Finsterwald; last time event played under match-play format

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Lovitz, American actor (SNL: League of Their Own: The Critic), born in Tarzana, California
  • Stefan Lofven, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (2014-18), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Spooner, US inventor (bulletproof jacket), dies
  • Rockley Wilson, cricketer (bro of Clem, Test for England 1921), dies
1957 Highlights

About July 21, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer