What Happened on September 21, 1957

Historical Events

Television Premiere

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

  • 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)
  • Mark Levin, American radio host and author (The Mark Levin Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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? 65 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Diana - Paul Anka