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
  • Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV

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? 62 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo