What Happened on May 4, 1957

Historical Events

  • 83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2
  • Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show

Historic Event

Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam


Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Sleep, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90), born in Penola, Australia
  • Soozie Tyrell, American session and touring violinist and vocalist (E-Street Band; Seeger Sessions Band; Buster Poindexter; Southside Johnny), born in Pisa, Italy
1957 Highlights

About May 4, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cumberland Gap - Lonnie Donegan