What Happened on June 17, 1957

Historical Events

  • "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra peaks at #2
  • Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor (Band of Brothers), born in Soest, Netherlands
  • Jon Gries, American actor (Napoleon Dynamite), born in Glendale, California
  • Martin Dillon, American operatic tenor and teacher, born in Portsmouth, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • Philip Chevron, Irish musician (The Pogues - Peace & Love), born in Dublin (d. 2013)
  • Uģis Prauliņš, Latvian composer (Missa Rigensis), born in Riga, Latvian SSR (now Latvia)
Born in 1957

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy M. Richardson, English novelist (Pilgrimage), dies at 84
  • Esme Percy, British actor (Murder!, Pygmalion, Old Spanish Custom), dies at 69

About June 17, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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