What Happened on May 5, 1957

Historical Events

  • Adolf Scharf elected president of Austria

Famous Birthdays

  • Lisa Eilbacher, Saudi-American actress (Beverly Hills Cop), born in Dharan, Saudi Arabia
  • Peter Howitt, British actor and film director (Laws of Attraction), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • Richard E. Grant, Swazi-English actor (Posse; Bram Stoker's Dracula), born in Mbabane, British Swaziland

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph W Kennedy, American chemist (Manhattan Project; 1 of 4 discoverers of plutonium), and educator, dies of stomach cancer at 40
  • Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, Russian composer (Vrubel; The Youth Of Abraham), dies at 74
1957 Highlights

About May 5, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cumberland Gap - Lonnie Donegan