On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1957

Historical Events

  • 7th Berlin International Film Festival: "12 Angry Men" wins Golden Bear
  • Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister

Historic Event

John Diefenbaker (C) takes office as Prime Minister of Canada

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker

Historic Event

Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent

Famous Birthdays

  • Berkeley Breathed, American cartoonist (Vegetarian; Bloom County; Outland), born in Encino, Los Angeles
  • Mark Brzezicki, British rock drummer (Big Country - "Wonderland"; "In A Big Country"), born in Slough, Berkshire, England
  • Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoeist (Olympic gold 1972), (d. 2013), born in Slonim, Belarus

Famous Deaths

  • Donald MacBride, American stage and screen character actor (Topper Returns; The Seven Year Itch; My Friend Irma - "Mr. Clyde"), dies of a heart ailment at 63 (or 67) [birth year disputed]ncerta
  • Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85
  • Johannes Stark, German physicist (Stark effect, Nobel 1919), dies at 83
1957 Highlights

About June 21, 1957

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

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