On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1957

Historical Events

  • "DuPont Show of the Month" debuts on CBS-TV
  • "Paul Winchell Show" debuts on ABC-TV
  • An explosion at the Mayak plutonium production plant in the Soviet Union spreads radiation over 20,000 square miles (52,000 km2)

Music Single

Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"

  • NFL NY Giants play their last game at Polo Grounds, 9-1 loss to Pittsburgh
  • Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar, West Pakistan, killing 300

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew "Dice" Clay [Silverstein], American comedian (Adventures of Ford Fairlane), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Chris Broad, English cricketer (prolific England opening batsman 1984-89), born in Bristol, England
  • Mari Wilson, British singer (Just What I Always Wanted)
  • Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer, born in Sykia, Greece
  • Tim Flannery, American MLB player (San Diego Padres) and coach, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1957 Highlights

About September 29, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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