Historical Events on December 12, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo
  • US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
  • Willem J Kolff and his team at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic removed the heart from a dog and replaced it with a pneumatic pump which kept the dog alive for 90 minutes, proving the viability of the artificial heart