On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1957

Historical Events

  • Karachi A (277-0d) beat Sind A by an innings without losing a wicket

Nobel Prize

Lester B. Pearson is the first Canadian to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his aid in resolving the Suez Crisis

Historic Event

Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary


Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Cowdrey, English cricket batsman and captain (6 Tests, 3 ODIs; son of Colin), born in Farnborough, London
  • Susanna Haavisto, Finnish actress and singer, born in Helsinki, Finland
1957 Highlights

About October 20, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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