On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1957

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Dag Hammarskjöld re-elected secretary-general of UN

Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Dag Hammarskjöld

Music Premiere

Leornard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins' musical "West Side Story" premieres at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim
Composer and Lyricist
Stephen Sondheim
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1957 Highlights

About September 26, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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