On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1957

Historical Events

  • 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada
  • Dalida is the 1st artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300,000 sales of "Bambino"

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Cowan, British rocker (The Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • Richard M. Linnehan, American astronaut (STS 78, sk: 90), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Rusty Egan, British new wave drummer (Rich Kids; Midge Ure; Visage), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Reginald Aldworth Daly, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping, dies at 86
1957 Highlights

About September 19, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Diana - Paul Anka