What Happened on October 2, 1957

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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
  • 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

  • John Cook, American golfer (British Open, PGA C'ship 1992 runner-up; 11 PGA Tour titles), born in Toledo, Ohio