What Happened on May 17, 1957

Historical Events

Cannes Film Festival

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
1957 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983; Atlanta Braves), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic (d. 2012)
Born in 1957

Famous Deaths

  • Shalva Azmayparashvili, composer, dies at 54

About May 17, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rock-A-Billy - Guy Mitchell