On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1957

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Markham, 1st man to pedal a bike 65 mph
  • John Stuper, baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest de Silva, Sri Lankan business magnate & philanthropist, dies at 69
  • Ezio Pinza, Italian American operatic bass singer (South Pacific, NY Met Opera), dies at 64
  • Heinrich Campendonk, German painter & wood carver, dies at 67
1957 Highlights

About May 9, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus