On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1957

Historical Events

  • Don Bowden becomes first American to run a sub-4 minute mile (3:58.7) at the Pacific Association AAU Meet in Stockton, California
  • 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
  • French Championships Women's Tennis: England's Shirley Bloomer wins her lone Grand Slam singles title; beats American Dorothy Knode 6-1, 6-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorota KÄ™dzierzawska, Polish film director

Person of interestJeffrey Hawkins

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

Inventor Jeffrey Hawkins
Jeffrey Hawkins

1957 Highlights

About June 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini