On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1957

Historical Events


BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • US launches its 3rd atomic submarine, USS Skate, at Groton, Connecticut
  • Yanks involved in Copacabana Incident, leads to Billy Martin trade

Famous Birthdays

  • Joan Benoit Samuelson, American long distance athlete (Olympic gold, marathon 1984; WR 1980, 82; Boston Marathon 1979, 83), born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (Chicago Black Hawks), dies at 64
  • Eliot Ness, American federal agent "The Untouchables" (put away Al Capone), dies of a heart attack at 54
1957 Highlights

About May 16, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus