On This Day

What Happened on November 7, 1957

Historical Events

  • Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Knight, American actor (Peter-Brady Bunch), born in NYC, New York
  • John "Jellybean" Benitez, American musician, songwriter, club DJ, remixer and music producer (The Mexican), born in South Bronx, New York
  • Jonathan Palmer, British businessman and Formula One racer, born in Lewisham, London
  • Kathy McMillan, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1976; Boycott Games gold 1980), born in Raeford, North Carolina
  • King Kong Bundy [Christopher Pallies], American pro wrestler (WWF), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2019)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (23) weds Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Gagarin

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Ingrid Bergman (42) divorces Roberto Rossellini after 7 years of marriage

Actress Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
Film Director Roberto Rossellini
Film Director
Roberto Rossellini

1957 Highlights

About November 7, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio