On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1957

Article: All Eyes on Birthplace of British Rock 'n' Roll

Historical Events

  • "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances

MurderMurder of Interest

American murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • BBC’s 1st pop music show, the "Six-Five Special", is broadcast from the tiny 2i’s Coffee Bar in London

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Oklahoma Football's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame, 7-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)
  • Jacques Gamblin, French actor

Famous Deaths

  • Cora Witherspoon, actress (Quality Street, Bank Dick), dies at 67
1957 Highlights

About November 16, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio