On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1957

Historical Events

  • Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single "Reet Petite"
  • Juan Manuel Fangio confirms his F1 World Drivers Championship, finishing 2nd in the season ending Italian GP at Monza; takes record 5th title by 15 points from Stirling Moss

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-Australian final Mal Anderson wins his only Grand Slam event; beats Ashley Cooper 10-8, 7-5, 6-4

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Althea Gibson beats Louise Brough Clapp 6-3, 6-2 for the first of her 2 home singles crowns

Famous Birthdays

  • Heather Thomas, American actress (Jody-Fall Guy, Coed Fever), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
1957 Highlights

About September 8, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo