On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1957

Historical Events

  • A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, England becomes the world's first major nuclear accident
  • Braves' Lew Burdette beats Yankees for 3rd time in 1 World Series
  • Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese artist, born in Niigata, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Genzken, Nazi physician, Chief of the Medical Office of the Waffen-SS, dies at 72
1957 Highlights

About October 10, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra