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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Yanks involved in Copacabana Incident, leads to Billy Martin trade

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin

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? 64 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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