What Happened on May 2, 1957

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Eugene O'Neill's stage drama "A Moon for the Misbegotten" premieres at the Bijou Theatre, NYC; runs for 68 performances

Assassination Attempt

Gangster Frank Costello escapes an assassination attempt made by rival mobsters

The Curse of Frankenstein

Hammer Film Productions releases its 1st color horror title - "The Curse of Frankenstein" starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee

1957 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Domonic L. Pudwill Gorie, American NASA astronaut (sk: STS-91), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Born in 1957

Famous Deaths

Joseph McCarthy (1909-1957)

American Senator (Rep - Wisconsin) who claimed communists infiltrated the US government, dies of acute hepatitis, exacerbated by chronic alcohol abuse at 48

  • Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, Polish composer and cultural attache, dies at 53

About May 2, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cumberland Gap - Lonnie Donegan