On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1957

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Evangelist Billy Graham launches his "crusade" in front of 18,000 people at Madison Square Garden in NYC

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham

UKUK Tests a Hydrogen Bomb

Operation Grapple: Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb near Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean

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The first British hydrogen bomb test, Operation Grapple
The first British hydrogen bomb test, Operation Grapple
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Famous Birthdays

  • Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque Lehendakari (Prime Minister)
  • Kevin Von Erich, American professional wrestler
1957 Highlights

About May 15, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus