On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, English rock drummer (Big Country-Wonderland), born in Slough, Berkshire, England
  • Vladimir Romanovsky, Slonim, Belarus, sprint canoer (Olympic gold 1972), (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Don McBride, actor (Mr Clyde-My Friend Flicka), dies at 68
  • Donald McBride, American actor (The Seven Year Itch, My Friend Irma), dies at 67
  • Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85
  • Johannes Stark, German physicist (Stark effect, Nobel 1919), dies at 83