On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1957

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • International Atomic Energy Agency formed by UN

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jack Paar's The Tonight show premieres

Comedian and TV Host Jack Paar
Comedian and TV Host
Jack Paar

Famous Birthdays

  • Alessandra Marc [Judith Borden], American operatic soprano (Turandot), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • Virginia Maria "Ginni" Rometty, American chairwoman, president and CEO of IBM, born in Chigago, Illinois
1957 Highlights

About July 29, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo