On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1957

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Leontyne Price makes her operatic stage debut singing Madame Lidoine in the US premiere of "Dialogues of the Carmelites" in San Francisco

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price

Famous Birthdays

  • Alannah Currie, New Zealander rock xylophone player and vocalist (Thompson Twins - "Hold Me Now"), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Arn Anderson, American wrestler (ECW/SMW/WCW/NWA/WWF), born in Rome, Georgia
  • Rich DiSilvio, American new media developer & artist
  • Vladimir Tkachenko, Ukrainian-Russian basketball player (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Sochi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJean Sibelius

Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer (Valse Triste; Finlandia), dies at 91

Composer Jean Sibelius
Jean Sibelius
1957 Highlights

About September 20, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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