On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1957

Historical Events

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

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, impressionist/comedian (Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush)
  • Timothy Busfield, American actor (30 Something, West Wing), born in East Lansing, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • James F "Jimmy" Dorsey, US orchestra leader, dies at 53
1957 Highlights

About June 12, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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