On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae
  • 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 marathoner (Olympic gold 1984), 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