What Happened on May 31, 1957

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Craig, American ice hockey goaltender (Olympic gold 1980; Atlanta Flames, Boston Bruins, Minnesota North Stars), born in North Easton, Massachusetts
  • Stephen Jones, English milliner (John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood), born in the Wirral Peninsula, England
Born in 1957

Famous Deaths

  • John Kilbane, American featherweight boxer and World Featherweight Champion (1912-23), dies at 68
  • Leopold Staff, Polish poet (b. 1878)
1957 Highlights

About May 31, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

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