On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (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, Tarzana California, actor (SNL, League of their Own, Critic)
  • 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