What Happened on October 19, 1957

Historical Events

Sports History

Montreal Canadien Maurice "Rocket" Richard, becomes the 1st NHLer to score 500 goals

  • Richard Adler and Jerry Ross' musical "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater, NYCl after 1022 performances and 7 Tony Award wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Kirby, American travel guide writer (Roadside America), born in Holmdel, New Jersey
  • Karl Wallinger, Welsh rocker and songwriter (The Waterboys, 1983-85; World Party - "Give It All Away"; "Ship Of Fools"), born in Prestatyn, Wales, UK
  • Ray Richmond, American columnist and media critic (Hollywood Reporter; Deadline Hollywood), born in Whittier, California
Born in 1957

Famous Deaths

  • V. Gordon Childe, British archaeologist and prehistorian, dies at 65

About October 19, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

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