On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 1957

Historical Events

Music release#1 in the Charts

"That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly and the Crickets reaches #1

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2

USALittle Rock Crisis

President Dwight D. Eisenhower orders US troops to support integration of nine black students at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas

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The 101st Airborne Division escort the nine black students into Little Rock School in Arkansas
The 101st Airborne Division escort the nine black students into Little Rock School in Arkansas
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  • White mob forces 9 black students enrolled at Little Rock's Central High School in Arkansas to withdraw
  • WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer
  • Rosalind Chao, American actress
  • Tony Fossas, Cuba, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Tunch Ilkin, American football offensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1988, 89; Pittsburgh Steelers) and broadcaster (Pittsburgh Steelers TV & radio 1998-2020), born in Istanbul, Turkey )d. 2021)
1957 Highlights

About September 23, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

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