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 legally married Italian film producer Carlo Ponti (56), by proxy in Juarez, Mexico; annulled in 1962; remarry in 1966

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? 63 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo