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

Yuri Gagarin

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (23) weds Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva

Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

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

Famous Deaths

  • Roy Worters, Canadian Hockey HOF goaltender (Hart Memorial Trophy 1929; Vezina Trophy 1931; NY Americans), dies at 57
1957 Highlights

About November 7, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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