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

Event of Interest

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

Event of Interest

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

1957 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Berkeley Breathed, American cartoonist (Vegetarian; Bloom County; Outland), born in Encino, Los Angeles, California
  • 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
Born in 1957

Famous Deaths

  • Donald MacBride, American vaudeville, stage and screen character actor (Topper Returns; The Seven Year Itch; My Friend Irma - "Mr. Clyde"), dies of a heart ailment at 63
  • Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85
  • Johannes Stark, German physicist (Stark Effect; Nobel Prize in Physics -1919), and Nazi sympathizer, dies at 83

About June 21, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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