On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday

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
  • Yanks trade Billy Martin & Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Gillis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • Brett Butler, MLB center fielder
  • Clio Goldsmith, actress (Gift, Heat of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • Seppo Pääkkönen, Finnish actor