What Happened on September 29, 1957

Historical Events

  • "DuPont Show of the Month" debuts on CBS-TV
  • "The 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 & The Crickets release 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
1957 History

Famous Birthdays

Andrew Dice ClayAndrew Dice Clay (65 years old)

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 pop and jazz singer (Just What I Always Wanted), born in Neasden, London, England
  • Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer, born in Sykia, Greece
  • Tim Flannery, American MLB player (San Diego Padres) and coach, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Born in 1957

About September 29, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

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

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