What Happened on September 1, 1957

Historical Events

  • Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring over 700, in Kendal, Jamaica
  • WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball coach (Barcelona, Panathinaikos), born in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro

Gloria EstefanGloria Estefan (65 years old)

Cuban-American singer (Miami Sound Machine - "Conga"), born in Havana, Cuba

  • Phil Johnstone, British songwriter, keyboardist, and record producer (Robert Plant), born in Hitchin, England (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Dennis Brain, British classical horn player (Serenade), killed in a car wreck at 38
  • Helen Haye [Hay], British stage and silent and sound screen actress (Honour in Pawn; Girl in the Taxi; Spy in Black), dies at 83
1957 Highlights

About September 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Diana - Paul Anka