On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1957

Historical Events

  • "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 performances
  • 42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St Louis, Ill (state record)
  • 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6
  • 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

Sports History

Yanks trade Billy Martin & Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran


Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Gillis, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Night Ranger), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Brett Butler, MLB center fielder and coach, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Clio Goldsmith, actress (Gift, Heat of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • Seppo Pääkkönen, Finnish actor
1957 Highlights

About June 15, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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