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

Film & TV History

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


Famous Birthdays

  • David Bintley, British dancer choreographer and ballet director, born in Huddersfield, England
  • William De Acutis, American actor (9½ Weeks, Other People's Money), born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 1991)

Famous Weddings

Sophia Loren

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

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Eisenloeffel, Dutch goldsmith, dies at 81
1957 Highlights

About September 17, 1957

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Diana - Paul Anka