On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1957

Historical Events

  • "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Kirby, American author and travel guide
  • Karl Wallingher, Prestatyn Wales, rocker (World Party)
  • Ray Richmond, American columnist and critic

Famous Deaths

  • V. Gordon Childe, British archaeologist and prehistorian, dies at 65
1957 Highlights

About October 19, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra