On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1957

Historical Events

  • KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight
  • Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat
  • The North East Humanists group is founded in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Two male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico

Actress Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren

Famous Birthdays

  • David Bintley, choreographer
  • William De Acutis, American actor (9½ Weeks, Other People's Money), born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 1991)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds Carlo Ponti

Actress Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren

Famous Deaths

  • John W "John" Eisenloeffel, goldsmith, dies at 81
1957 Highlights

About September 17, 1957

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo