Historical Events in June 1957

  • Jun 1 Don Bowden becomes first American to run a sub-4 minute mile (3:58.7) at the Pacific Association AAU Meet in Stockton, California
  • Jun 1 French Championships Men's Tennis: Sven Davidson becomes first Swede to win a Grand Slam title; beats American Herbert Flam 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
  • Jun 1 French Championships Women's Tennis: England's Shirley Bloomer wins her lone Grand Slam singles title; beats American Dorothy Knode 6-1, 6-3
  • Jun 4 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
  • Jun 4 England cricket batsmen Peter May (285no) & Colin Cowdrey (154) make 411 stand in drawn 1st Test v West Indies in Birmingham; WI spinner Sonny Ramadhin bowls mammoth 98 overs
  • Jun 5 NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes
  • Jun 7 Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey v Northants
  • Jun 9 First ascent of Broad Peak (the world's 12th highest mountain).

Election of Interest

Jun 10 John Diefenbaker (C) elected Prime Minister of Canada

LPGA Championship

Jun 10 LPGA Championship, Churchill Valley CC: Louise Suggs wins her 10th major tile by 3 strokes from Wiffi Smith

  • Jun 11 12 die in a train crash in Vroman, Colorado
  • Jun 12 Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs)

Baseball Record

Jun 12 Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)

  • Jun 13 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth, Massachusetts

Sports History

Jun 13 Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season

  • Jun 14 42.0 cm rain falls on East St Louis, Illinois (state record)

Pro Wrestling

Jun 14 Edouard Carpentier beats Lou Thesz to become NWA wrestling champion

  • Jun 15 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 performances
  • Jun 15 42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St Louis, Ill (state record)

Belmont Stakes

Jun 15 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6

US Golf Open

Jun 15 US Open Men's Golf, Inverness Club: Dick Mayer defeats defending champion Cary Middlecoff by 7 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win his only major title

Sports History

Jun 15 Yanks trade Billy Martin & Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran

  • Jun 16 French offensive in Algeria
  • Jun 16 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Washington Senators 8-6
  • Jun 17 "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra peaks at #2
  • Jun 17 Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)
  • Jun 21 7th Berlin International Film Festival: "12 Angry Men" wins Golden Bear
  • Jun 21 Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister
  • Jun 21 John Diefenbaker (C) takes office as Prime Minister of Canada

Historic Event

Jun 21 Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

  • Jun 22 Kansas City stops using streetcars in its transit system
  • Jun 24 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States
  • Jun 25 2nd Rugby League World Cup: New Zealand beats Great Britain 29-21
  • Jun 27 Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas
  • Jun 27 The British Medical Research Council publishes a report suggesting a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.
  • Jun 28 Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team
  • Jun 28 Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters

Historic Event

Jun 29 Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj and Sjepilov leave USSR communist party

US Women's Golf Open

Jun 29 US Open Women's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Betsy Rawls wins when apparent champion, Jackie Pung at 298 (+6) is disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard kept by playing partner Betty Jameson