On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1957

Historical Events

  • "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 performances
  • Kokomo the Chimp becomes Today Show animal editor
  • KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Ray, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1988; Silver Slugger Award 1983; Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels), born in Chouteau, Oklahoma
  • Jon Carroll, American pop vocalist (Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight"), born in Washington, D.C.
1957 Highlights

About March 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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