On This Day

What Happened on September 22, 1957

Historical Events

  • Duke Snider's 39th & 40th home runs are last hit at Ebbets Field
  • Western "Maverick" premieres on ABC television starring James Garner

Famous Birthdays

  • Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist
  • Johnette Napolitano, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
  • Lynn Herring, Enid Oklahoma, actress (Lucy Coe-General Hospital)
  • Mark Johnson, NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980, Pitts, NJ), born in Madison, Wisconsin

Person of interestNick Cave

Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads), born in Warracknabeal, Victoria

Singer and Songwriter Nick Cave
Singer and Songwriter
Nick Cave
  • Pete Jones, English rocker (Public Image Ltd.), born in Watford
  • Phil Blackmar, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths

  • Soemu Toyoda, Japanese admiral during World War II, dies at 72
1957 Highlights

About September 22, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo