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)
  • Tessa Peake-Jones, British television and film actress (Only Fools and Horses - "Raquel"), born in Hammersmith, London, England

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? 64 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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