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 releaseMusic Single

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

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
  • NY Giants play & lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)
  • 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, cricketer (prolific England opening batsman 1984-89)
  • Mari Wilson, British singer
  • Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer
  • Tim Flannery, DJ/MLB player (San Diego Padres)
1957 Highlights

About September 29, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra