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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 2 US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Jun 4 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
  • Jun 4 May & Cowdrey make 411 stand v WI Ramadhin bowls 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).

Sport awardLPGA Championship

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

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jun 10 John Diefenbacker (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)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jun 13 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth, Massachusetts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

  • Jun 14 42.0 cm rain falls on East St Louis, Illinois (state record)
  • 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
  • Jun 15 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6
  • 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 Orch peaks at #2
  • Jun 17 Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)
  • Jun 18 John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as Prime Minister of Canada
  • Jun 21 Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • Jun 21 7th Berlin International Film Festival: "12 Angry Men" wins Golden Bear
  • Jun 22 Kansas City stops using streetcars in it's 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

Sport awardUS 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

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Soviet Leader Georgy Malenkov
Soviet Leader
Georgy Malenkov
Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish film director

Person of interestJeffrey Hawkins

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

Inventor Jeffrey Hawkins
Inventor
Jeffrey Hawkins
  • 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 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, Endland
  • Jun 7 Neal Radford, cricketer (Zambia England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1986-88)
  • Jun 7 Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican musician
  • 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 player
  • Jun 9 Elly van Holly, running star (3k indoor world record)
  • Jun 10 Lindsay Hoyle, British politician
  • Jun 10 Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
  • Jun 12 Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricket captain (124 Tests, 8,832 runs), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Jun 12 Jim Morris, impressionist/comedian (Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush)
  • Jun 12 Timothy Busfield, American actor (30 Something, West Wing), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Jun 13 Roy Cooper, American politician, Governor of North Carolina (2017-), born in Nashville, North Carolina
  • Jun 15 Brad Gillis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • Jun 15 Brett Butler, MLB center fielder
  • 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, Scotland, actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show)
  • Jun 17 Philip Chevron, Irish musician (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, actress (Young & Restless, Tina-One Life to Live)
  • 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
  • Jun 21 Mark Brzezicki, English rock drummer (Big Country-Wonderland), born in Slough, Berkshire, England
  • Jun 21 Vladimir Romanovsky, Slonim, Belarus, sprint canoer (Olympic gold 1972), (d. 2013)
  • 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)

Person of interestFrances McDormand

Jun 23 Frances McDormand, American actress (Fargo), born in NYC, New York

  • Jun 23 Lee John, [John L Mcgregor], English singer/actor (Body Talk)
  • Jun 24 Astro, [Terrence Wilson], England, rock vocalist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 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 James F "Jimmy" Dorsey, US orchestra leader, dies at 53
  • Jun 17 D Richardson, writer, dies at 84
  • 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 1919), dies at 83
  • Jun 21 Don McBride, actor (Mr Clyde-My Friend Flicka), dies at 68
  • Jun 21 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85
  • Jun 21 Donald McBride, American actor (The Seven Year Itch, My Friend Irma), dies at 67
  • 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