On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1957

Historical Events


Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

"Perry Mason" TV series based on the character by author Erle Stanley Gardner, starring Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • German sail training ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean
  • Olav V becomes king of Norway
  • Pote Sarasin forms government in Thailand

Famous Birthdays

  • Ethan Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Kevin Rudd, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2013), born in Nambour, Queensland
  • Lynette Love, US tai kwan do champ 1987/(Olympics 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Haakon VII, King of Norway (1905-57), dies at 85
1957 Highlights

About September 21, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo