On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1957

Historical Events

  • Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400
  • 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

Person of interestGloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan [Fajardo], Cuban-American singer (Miami Sound Machine-Conga), born in Havana, Cuba

Famous Deaths

  • Dennis Brain, British classical horn player (Serenade), killed in a car wreck at 38
  • Helen Haye, actress (Girl in the Taxi, Spy in Black), dies at 83
1957 Highlights

About September 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo