On This Day

What Happened on October 25, 1957

Historical Events

MurderMurder of Interest

Cosa Nostra crime boss Albert Anastasia is murdered in a barber's chair in New York City, probably by fellow mobster Joe Gallo

Gangster Albert Anastasia
Albert Anastasia
Gangster Joe Gallo
Joe Gallo
  • Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed

Famous Birthdays

  • Robbie Macintosh, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Pretenders), born in Sutton, Surrey, England

Famous Deaths

MurderAlbert Anastasia

Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], American gangster (murder Inc), murdered at 55

  • Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Irish sci-fi writer (Time & Gods), dies at 79
  • Henry Van de Velde, Flemish painter and architect (Art Nouveau), dies at 94
  • Maria "Mary" Beekman, actress (Modern Landhaaien), dies at 73
1957 Highlights

About October 25, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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