On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1957

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

  • Dike Marken-Dutch mainland closed

Nobel Prize

French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

  • II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan

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? 64 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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