What Happened on November 17, 1957

Historical Events

  • WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, West Virginia (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Debbie Thrower, British journalist and BBC News presenter, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Jim Babjak, American guitarist and songwriter (The Smithereens - "Only A Memory"), born in Salzburg, Austria

Famous Deaths

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

About November 17, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

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