What Happened on March 8, 1957

Historical Events

  • David Diamond's 6th Symphony premieres with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Munch
  • Egypt reopens the Suez Canal after Israel withdraws from occupied Egyptian territory
  • Israeli troops leave Egypt
  • USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1957 History

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
Born in 1957

Famous Deaths

  • Othmar Schoeck, Swiss composer, chiefly of art songs, and conductor, dies at 70 [1]

About March 8, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Young Love - Tab Hunter