On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
Albert Camus
  • II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan

Famous Birthdays

  • 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