On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1957

Historical Events


Film ReleaseThe Bridge on the River Kwai

"The Bridge on the River Kwai", directed by David Lean and starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1958)

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The Bridge on the River Kwai movie poster
The Bridge on the River Kwai movie poster
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  • New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores
  • New York Yankees appear in their 25th Baseball World Series; beat Milwaukee Braves, 3-1 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; lose series, 4-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Gordie Roberts, American NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 1991-92, Pittsburgh Penguins; first American to 1000 NHL games), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • John Cook, American golfer (British Open, PGA C'ship 1992 runner-up; 11 PGA Tour titles), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Wade Dooley, English rugby union lock (57 caps; 2 caps British Lions), born in Warrington, Cheshire
1957 Highlights

About October 2, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra