On This Day

What Happened in June 1957

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Don Bowden becomes first American to run a sub-4 minute mile (3:58.7) at the Pacific Association AAU Meet in Stockton, California
  • Jun 1 French Championships Men's Tennis: Sven Davidson becomes first Swede to win a Grand Slam title; beats American Herbert Flam 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
  • Jun 1 French Championships Women's Tennis: England's Shirley Bloomer wins her lone Grand Slam singles title; beats American Dorothy Knode 6-1, 6-3
  • Jun 4 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
  • Jun 4 England cricket batsmen Peter May (285no) & Colin Cowdrey (154) make 411 stand in drawn 1st Test v West Indies in Birmingham; WI spinner Sonny Ramadhin bowls mammoth 98 overs
  • Jun 5 NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes
  • Jun 7 Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey v Northants
  • Jun 9 First ascent of Broad Peak (the world's 12th highest mountain).

LPGA Championship

Jun 10 LPGA Championship, Churchill Valley CC: Louise Suggs wins her 10th major tile by 3 strokes from Wiffi Smith

Election of Interest

Jun 10 John Diefenbaker (C) elected Prime Minister of Canada

  • Jun 11 12 die in a train crash in Vroman, Colorado
  • Jun 12 Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs)

Baseball Record

Jun 12 Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)

  • Jun 13 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth, Massachusetts

Sports History

Jun 13 Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season

  • Jun 14 42.0 cm rain falls on East St Louis, Illinois (state record)

Pro Wrestling

Jun 14 Edouard Carpentier beats Lou Thesz to become NWA wrestling champion

  • Jun 15 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 performances
  • Jun 15 42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St Louis, Ill (state record)
  • Jun 15 US Open Men's Golf, Inverness Club: Dick Mayer defeats defending champion Cary Middlecoff by 7 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win his only major title

Belmont Stakes

Jun 15 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6

Sports History

Jun 15 Yanks trade Billy Martin & Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran

  • Jun 16 French offensive in Algeria
  • Jun 16 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Washington Senators 8-6
  • Jun 17 "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra peaks at #2
  • Jun 17 Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)
  • Jun 21 John Diefenbaker (C) takes office as Prime Minister of Canada
  • Jun 21 Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister

Historic Event

Jun 21 Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

  • Jun 21 7th Berlin International Film Festival: "12 Angry Men" wins Golden Bear
  • Jun 22 Kansas City stops using streetcars in its transit system
  • Jun 24 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States
  • Jun 25 "Jonathan Winters Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 25 2nd Rugby League World Cup: New Zealand beats Great Britain 29-21
  • Jun 27 Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas
  • Jun 27 The British Medical Research Council publishes a report suggesting a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.
  • Jun 28 Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters
  • Jun 28 Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team

US Women's Golf Open

Jun 29 US Open Women's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Betsy Rawls wins when apparent champion, Jackie Pung at 298 (+6) is disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard kept by playing partner Betty Jameson

Historic Event

Jun 29 Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj and Sjepilov leave USSR communist party


Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish film director

Jeffrey Hawkins

Jun 1 Jeffrey Hawkins, American inventor (PalmPilot, Treo), born in Huntington, New York

  • Jun 2 King Lizzard, American entertainer and songwriter
  • Jun 2 Mark Lawrenson, English Football Pundit
  • Jun 3 Horst-Ulrich Hänel, German field hockey player, born in Plau am See, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Jun 4 Tony Peña, Dominican baseball player (Cleveland Indians), born in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 4 Tinsley Ellis, American electric blues guitarist, and singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 5 John Fumo, American session and touring trumpet and flugelhorn player, composer, and educator, born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Jun 6 Mike Gatting, English Cricket Batsman (79 Tests, captain 1986-88), born in Kingsbury, England
  • Jun 6 Junior [Norman Giscombe], British R&B singer ("Mama Used to Say"), born in London, England
  • Jun 7 Neal Radford, cricketer (Zambia England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1986-88)
  • Jun 7 Patrick "Paddy" McAloon, British singer-songwriter (Prefab Sprout - "When Love Breaks Down"), born in Witton Gilbert, Durham, England
  • Jun 7 Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican pop and merengue singer, composer, and record producer, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 7 Ruth Anderson, Welsh rug hooker famous for her folk rugs
  • Jun 8 Scott Raymond Adams, Catskill NY, cartoonist (Dilbert)
  • Jun 8 Don Robinson, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1979, Pittsburgh Pirates; Silver Slugger Award 1982, 89, 90; SF Giants), born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • Jun 10 Lindsay Hoyle, British politician (Speaker of the House of Commons), born in Adlington, England
  • Jun 10 Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect (falsified earthquake design calculations)
  • Jun 12 Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricket captain (124 Tests, 8,832 runs), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Jun 12 Jim Morris, American political comedian and impressionist (Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush), born in Massachusetts
  • Jun 12 Timothy Busfield, American actor (30 Something; The West Wing), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Jun 12 Geri Allen, American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and educator, born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2017) [1]
  • Jun 13 Roy Cooper, American politician, Governor of North Carolina (2017-), born in Nashville, North Carolina
  • Jun 14 Chad Cromwell, American session and touring drummer (Joe Walsh; Neil Young; Mark Knopfler; Kenny Chesney), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Jun 14 Greg Brock, American MLB first baseman, 1982-91 (Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers), born in McMinnville, Oregon
  • Jun 15 Brad Gillis, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Night Ranger), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jun 15 Brett Butler, MLB center fielder and coach, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 15 Clio Goldsmith, actress (Gift, Heat of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 15 Seppo Pääkkönen, Finnish actor
  • Jun 16 Adri van Tiggelen, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/PSV)
  • Jun 16 Ian Buchanan, Scottish actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show), born in Hamilton, Scotland
  • Jun 17 Philip Chevron, Irish musician (The Pogues - Peace & Love), born in Dublin (d. 2013)
  • Jun 17 Martin Dillon, American operatic tenor and teacher, born in Portsmouth, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • Jun 17 Jon Gries, American actor (Napoleon Dynamite), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 17 Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor (Band of Brothers), born in Soest, Netherlands
  • Jun 18 Andrea Evans, American actress (Young & Restless, Tina-One Life to Live), born in Aurora, Illinois
  • Jun 19 Anna Lindh, Swedish politician (d. 2003)
  • Jun 20 Koko B. Ware, American pro wrestler (WWF), born in Union City, Tennessee
  • Jun 21 Berkeley Breathed, American cartoonist (Vegetarian; Bloom County; Outland), born in Encino, Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 21 Mark Brzezicki, British rock drummer (Big Country - "Wonderland"; "In A Big Country"), born in Slough, Berkshire, England
  • Jun 21 Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoeist (Olympic gold 1972), (d. 2013), born in Slonim, Belarus
  • Jun 22 Garry Beers, Australian rocker (Inxs - "Kiss the Dirt"), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 22 John Ryder, rock bassist (Face To Face)
  • Jun 22 Nick Santagata, jockey
  • Jun 22 Danny Baker, English writer and radio DJ, born in Deptford, London, England
  • Jun 23 David Houghton, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 266 v Sri Lanka 1994)
  • Jun 23 Lee John [John L Mcgregor], English singer/actor (Body Talk)
  • Jun 24 Astro [Terence Wilson], British reggae-rock vocalist (UB40 - "Red Red Wine"), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2021)
  • Jun 24 Doug Jones, American baseball relief pitcher (5 x MLB All Star; Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Covina, California (d. 2021)
  • Jun 26 Patty Smyth, American rock vocalist (Scandal - "Warrior"), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Philippe Couillard, 31st Premier of Quebec and Minister of Health, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 28 Georgi Parvanov, 3rd President of Bulgaria (2002-12), born in Sirishtnik, Bulgaria
  • Jun 28 Mike Skinner, American racecar driver, born in Susanville, California
  • Jun 29 María Conchita Alonso, Venezuelan actress (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Cienfuegos, Cuba
  • Jun 29 Robert Forster, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Jun 30 Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR), born in Columbia, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Elizabeth S Kingsley, double-Crostic puzzle creator, dies
  • Jun 9 Robert Oboussier, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 12 Jimmy Dorsey, American big band jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, and bandleader (Green Eyes; Tangerine; Pennies From Heaven), dies of throat cancer at 53
  • Jun 17 Esme Percy, British actor (Murder!, Pygmalion, Old Spanish Custom), dies at 69
  • Jun 17 Dorothy M. Richardson, English novelist (Pilgrimage), dies at 84
  • Jun 19 Karl Plagge, German officer and Nazi Party member who during World War II used his position as a staff officer in the German Army to employ and protect some 1,240 Jews, dies at 59
  • Jun 21 Johannes Stark, German physicist (Stark Effect; Nobel Prize in Physics -1919), and Nazi sympathizer, dies at 83
  • Jun 21 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85
  • Jun 21 Donald MacBride, American vaudeville, stage and screen character actor (Topper Returns; The Seven Year Itch; My Friend Irma - "Mr. Clyde"), dies of a heart ailment at 63
  • Jun 23 Louis Fornberg, writer, dies at 48
  • Jun 26 Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
  • Jun 27 Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48
  • Jun 28 Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), dies at 88
  • Jun 29 Johan Hin, Dutch yachtsman (Olympic gold 12' dinghy 1920), dies at 58