On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 10th Cannes Film Festival: "Friendly Persuasion" directed by William Wyler wins the Palme d'Or
  • Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (DC)
  • School desegregation law, Brown v Board of education

Famous Birthdays

  • Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983; Atlanta Braves), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Shalva Azmayparashvili, composer, dies at 54