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Historical Events in November 1957

  • Nov 1 KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, MT (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan, world longest suspension bridge between anchorages opens
  • Nov 2 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio
  • Nov 2 The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history

Space Dog Laika Launched to her DeathSpace Dog Laika Launched to her Death

Nov 3 Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2 with space dog Laika aboard, a mostly-Siberian husky, the 1st animal in space

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Laika in her space box, from which she was never to emerge
Laika in her space box, from which she was never to emerge
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  • Nov 4 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
  • Nov 5 Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket
  • Nov 6 "Rumple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Nov 6 Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France
  • Nov 7 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 7 WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 7 Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • Nov 8 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Nov 10 NFL record crowd (102,368), '49ers vs Rams in LA

  • Nov 10 Cleveland Browns' Don Paul sets club record for longest fumble return with a 89-yard run (and TD), beating Pittsburgh 24-0
  • Nov 11 Demolition begins on cable car barn at California & Hyde, San Francisco

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Nov 14 Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champion

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz
  • Nov 14 Henry Aaron wins NL MVP
  • Nov 14 The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested
  • Nov 15 US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000
  • Nov 16 "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Nov 16 Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell

MurderMurder of Interest

Nov 16 American murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • Nov 16 Oklahoma Football's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame, 7-0

All Eyes on Birthplace of British Rock 'n' RollAll Eyes on Birthplace of British Rock 'n' Roll

Nov 16 BBC’s 1st pop music show, the "Six-Five Special", is broadcast from the tiny 2i’s Coffee Bar in London

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The 2i's coffee bar became a magnet for pop singers, agents and music entrepreneurs
The 2i's coffee bar became a magnet for pop singers, agents and music entrepreneurs
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  • Nov 17 WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 18 Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
  • Nov 19 Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia
  • Nov 20 Morton Wishengrad's play "Rope Dancers" premieres in NYC

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Nov 22 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 2nd time

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Music concertMusic Concert

Nov 22 Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • Nov 22 Simon & Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom & Jerry"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 26 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting

USALittle Rock Crisis

Nov 27 US Army withdraws from Little Rock, Arkansas after Central High School integration

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The 101st Airborne Division escort the nine black students into Little Rock School in Arkansas
The 101st Airborne Division escort the nine black students into Little Rock School in Arkansas
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Music releaseTheater Premiere

Nov 28 "Look Homeward, Angel" play based on the book by Thomas Wolfe adapted by Ketti Frings and starring Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC

  • Nov 28 Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
  • Nov 29 NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers & Giants
  • Nov 30 "Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances
  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tiger-Cats take out their 2nd title; beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 32-7

MurderAssassination Attempt

Nov 30 Assassination attempt on Indonesian President Sukarno, kills 8

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Nov 30 22nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-0 in Birmingham