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
  • Baseball World Series: Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 5-0 at Yankee Stadium to clinch 4 games to 3 series victory; MVP: Braves pitcher Lew Burdette (3-0)

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 64 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Diana - Paul Anka