On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday

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

  • Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer, dies at 74