What Happened on May 1, 1957

Historical Events

  • Flevo Boys Football Club is established in Emmeloord, the Netherlands

Radio Premiere

Larry King's 1st radio broadcast, on station, WAHR (490-AM) in Miami Beach, Florida

  • US gives Poland credit of $95 million
  • Vanguard TV-1 booster test reaches 195 km
1957 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Swett, American politician and diplomat (Rep-D-New Hampshire 1991-5), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Kow Otani, Japanese composer for anime, film and video games (Gamera), born in Toyko, Japan
  • Paul D Ronney, ScD/astronaut (STS 83 alt), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Rick Darling, Australian cricket batsman (14 Tests, top score 91; 18 ODIs), born in Walkerie, Australia
  • Steve Farris, American rock guitarist (Mr Mister - Kyrie; Broken Wings)
Born in 1957

Famous Deaths

  • Grant Mitchell, American actor (Great Lie, Laura, Cairo, Conflict), dies at 82

About May 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cumberland Gap - Lonnie Donegan