On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1957

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: South African Bobby Locke wins his 4th Open by 3 strokes from defending champion Peter Thomson of Australia
  • England cricket batsman Tom Graveney scores a brilliant 258 in the drawn 3rd Test v West Indies at Trent Bridge

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hanson, British Labour politician, born in Liverpool
  • David Pinkney, British Touring car racer, born in Bridlington, England
  • Doug Wilson, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottaw, Ontario, Canada

Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and movie star Ava Gardner divorce after 6 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor
1957 Highlights

About July 5, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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