On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday

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, rock xylophone and vocalist (Thompson Twins), 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

  • Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer (Finlandia), dies at 91