On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 and philanthropist, dies at 69
  • Ezio F Pinza, Italian bass (Scale of Milan, NY Met Opera), dies
  • Heinrich Campendonk, German painter/wood carver/glasier, dies at 67