On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1957

Historical Events

  • 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
  • Egypt reopens the Suez Canal after Israel withdraws from occupied Egyptian territory
  • Israeli troops leave Egypt
  • USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Childs, American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
  • Clive Burr, English drummer (Iron Maiden, 1979-82), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Cynthia Rothrock, actress (Lady Dragon, Honor & Glory), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Ruth Wysocki, American 800m/1500m runner, born in Alhambra, California

Famous Deaths

  • Othmar Schoeck, composer, dies at 70
1957 Highlights

About March 8, 1957

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

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