On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1957

Historical Events

Film Release

First Hammer color horror film released "The Curse of Frankenstein" starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee

Assassination Attempt

Gangster Frank Costello escapes an assassination attempt made by rival mobsters

Gangster Frank Costello
Frank Costello

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

Joseph McCarthy

Joseph McCarthy, American Senator (Rep - Wisconsin) who claimed communists infiltrated the US government, dies at 48

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, Polish composer and cultural attache, dies at 53
1957 Highlights

About May 2, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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