On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1957

Historical Events

  • "Copper & Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Britain's Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visit the White House

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • Dike Marken-Dutch mainland closed

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan

Film PremierJailhouse Rock Premieres

Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley premieres in Memphis, Tennessee

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A publicity shot from the film showing Elvis Presley during the dance sequence in Jailhouse Rock
A publicity shot from the film showing Elvis Presley during the dance sequence in Jailhouse Rock
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Famous Birthdays

  • Giuseppe Henry "Pino" Palladino, Italian-Welsh session and touring rock bassist (Paul Young; The Who; John Mayer Trio), born in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Lawrence Bender, American film producer (Reservoir Dogs, Death Proof, Django Unchained, An Inconvenient Truth), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Vincent Van Patten, Belrose NY, actor (Apple's Way, 3 for the Road)

Famous Deaths

  • John HA Eman, founder of Aruban Peoples Party, dies at 70
1957 Highlights

About October 17, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra