On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1957

Historical Events

Theater Premiere

Morton Wishengrad's dramatic play "Rope Dancers", starring Art Carney, Siobhán McKenna, and Theodore Bikel, premieres at Cort Theatre, NYC; runs for 189 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Brown, British rock-reggae drummer (UB40 - "Red Red Wine"), born in Birmingham, England

Famous Deaths

  • Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian-Lithuanian artist, dies at 82
  • Weldon Hart, American composer, commits suicide at 46
1957 Highlights

About November 20, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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