On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1957

Historical Events

  • KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, MT (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan, world longest suspension bridge between anchorages opens
  • WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos PaiĆ£o, Portuguese singer born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1988)
  • Lyle Lovett, American country singer (God Will, Joshua Judges Ruth), born in Klein, Texas
  • Murray Pierce, New Zealand rugby union lock (26 caps; Wellington RFU), born in Timaru, Canterbury

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Caldwell, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Williams, Princeton), dies at 56
1957 Highlights

About November 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio