What Happened on June 12, 1957

Historical Events

  • Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs)

Baseball Record

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Geri Allen, American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and educator, born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2017) [1]
  • Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricket captain (124 Tests, 8,832 runs), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Jim Morris, American political comedian and impressionist (Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush), born in Massachusetts
  • Timothy Busfield, American actor (30 Something; The West Wing), born in East Lansing, Michigan
Born in 1957

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Dorsey, American big band jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, and bandleader (Green Eyes; Tangerine; Pennies From Heaven), dies of throat cancer at 53

About June 12, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Yes Tonight Josephine - Johnnie Ray