Historical Events in 1957 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 573

  • May 18 82nd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2
  • May 19 Adone Zoli forms Italian government
  • May 21 French government of Mollet resigns
  • May 22 KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 22 Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win
  • May 22 South Africa's government approves race separation in universities
  • May 24 Anti-American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan
  • May 24 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia
  • May 25 "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • May 27 Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format
  • May 28 NL approves baseball's Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to the US west coast
  • May 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 28 WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • May 29 Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators
  • May 29 Laos government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns
  • May 29 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast

  • May 30 Test Cricket debut for Rohan Kanhai v England at Edgbaston
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Sam Hanks wins in 3:41:14.238 (218.229 km/h)
  • May 30 2nd European Cup: Real Madrid beats Fiorentina 2-0 at Madrid
  • May 31 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
  • Jun 1 Don Bowden becomes 1st American to run a 4 minute mile (3:58.7)
  • Jun 1 56th Men's French Championships: Sven Davidson beats Herbert Flam (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Jun 1 56th Women's French Championships: Shirley Bloomer beats Dorothy Knode (6-1, 6-3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 2 US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Jun 4 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
  • Jun 4 May & Cowdrey make 411 stand v WI Ramadhin bowls 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).

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 10 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jun 10 John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada
  • 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)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jun 13 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth, Massachusetts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jun 14 42.0 cm rain falls on East St Louis, Illinois (state record)
  • 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)
  • Jun 15 57th US Golf Open: Dick Mayer shoots a 282 at Inverness Club in Toledo

  • Jun 15 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6
  • 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 Orch peaks at #2
  • Jun 17 Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)
  • Jun 18 John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as PM of Canada
  • Jun 21 Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • Jun 21 7th Berlin International Film Festival: "12 Angry Men" wins Golden Bear
  • Jun 22 Kansas City stops using streetcars in it's 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 "Jonathan Winters Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 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 Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters
  • Jun 28 Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team
  • Jun 29 12th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov
  • Jul 1 International Geophysical Year begins (until Dec 31, 1958)
  • Jul 1 WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield/Keene/Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 2 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback
  • Jul 2 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Le pelerinage De Lourdes
  • Jul 4 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad successfully defends in crown beating fellow Australian Ashley Cooper 6-2, 6-1, 6-2

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • Jul 5 England cricket batsman Tom Graveney scores a brilliant 258 in the drawn 3rd Test v West Indies at Trent Bridge
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson becomes the first black female athlete to win Wimbledon beating Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2
  • Jul 5 British Open Golf, St Andrews: South African Bobby Locke wins his 4th Open by 3 strokes from defending champion Peter Thomson of Australia

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 6 John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 Harry S. Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jul 7 Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast
  • Jul 8 Baseball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
  • Jul 8 Irish premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn Fein leaders

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Jul 8 First Pugwash Conference, the "Thinkers Lodge" held on nuclear disarmament at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada, founded by Joseph Rotblat and hosted by Cyrus Eaton

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton
  • Jul 9 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • Jul 9 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 1st President to fly in helicopter-Dwight Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jul 12 US Surgeon General Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer
  • Jul 14 Soviet steamer "Eshghbad" sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270
  • Jul 15 Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die
  • Jul 15 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 16 US Marine Major John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08)

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • Jul 19 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada
  • Jul 19 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 20 44th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 21 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
  • Jul 21 PGA Championship, Miami Valley GC: Lionel Hebert wins 2 & 1 from Dow Finsterwald; last time event played under match-play format
  • Jul 24 KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 24 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 25 Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic
  • Jul 25 Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick for England v WI at Headingley
  • Jul 25 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 26 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jul 26 USSR launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile
  • Jul 26 Carlos Castillo Armas, Dictator and President of Guatemala, is assassinated by a palace guard with leftist sympathies
  • Jul 27 St James' Theatre in London closes

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jul 28 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Jul 28 White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game
  • Jul 28 Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 29 Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Jul 29 International Atomic Energy Agency formed by UN
  • Jul 29 Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres
  • Aug 1 1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 1 Gil Hodges hits his 13th MLB career grand slam, a NL record and the last ever by a Brooklyn Dodgers player

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Aug 1 Ex MLB outfielder Glen Gorbous throws a regulation baseball a record 136m (445' 10") in a game promotion
  • Aug 1 US and Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
  • Aug 3 British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
  • Aug 4 Argentine Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio clinches his record 5th World Championship of Drivers title (4th consecutive) in winning the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring
  • Aug 5 "American Bandstand" premieres on network TV (ABC)

  • Aug 5 Comic strip "Andy Capp" makes its debut
  • Aug 5 WJZ-TV in Baltimore MD begins radio transmissions
  • Aug 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 7 Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1957
  • Aug 8 USSR offers Syria economic/military aid
  • Aug 9 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
  • Aug 10 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 11 Paul Hindemith's opera "Harmonie der Welt" premieres in Munich
  • Aug 15 David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
  • Aug 15 USAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Baseball player Richie Ashburn fouls and hits fan Alice Roth twice in the same game at bat playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, 1st hit breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • Aug 18 Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½")
  • Aug 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 19 NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958
  • Aug 19 US Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon
  • Aug 20 "Simply Heavenly" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • Aug 20 Chicago White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Washington Senators, 6-0
  • Aug 20 USAAF balloon breaks an altitude record at 102,000' (310,896 m)
  • Aug 21 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazakhstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket)
  • Aug 22 Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Aug 22 Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Pete Rademacher becomes first to contest the world heavyweight championship in his first professional bout; knocked out by Floyd Patterson in 6th round at Sicks' Stadium, Seattle
  • Aug 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 24 English soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea
  • Aug 25 Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao
  • Aug 26 USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
  • Aug 27 Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes
  • Aug 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 27 The Constitution of Malaysia comes into force
  • Aug 28 US Senator James Thurmond (Rep, SC) begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill
  • Aug 29 Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights
  • Aug 30 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 30 US senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 31 Federation of Malaya gains independence from Great Britain

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Sep 1 Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400
  • Sep 1 WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 1 WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 2 1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die
  • Sep 2 Milwaukee 1st baseman Frank Torre scores 6 runs to tie the MLB record; Braves rout Chicago Cubs 23-10
  • Sep 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

  • Sep 3 Brooklyn Dodgers play their final game in Jersey City, a 3-2 loss v Philadelphia Phillies; 11-4 record in New Jersey
  • Sep 3 KTCA TV channel 2 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 3 Milwaukee Braves pitcher Warren Spahn sets an NL record for a left-hander with 41st shut-out; beats Cubs, 8-0
  • Sep 4 Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel
  • Sep 4 Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista bombs an uprising in Cienfuegos

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Sep 5 Yugoslavia bans Milovan Djilas' book "new class marine officers"

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 5 "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac is published by Viking Press in New York

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • Sep 6 Elvis records "White Christmas", "Silent Night" & "Here Comes Santa Claus"
  • Sep 7 WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 8 Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single "Reet Petite"
  • Sep 8 Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV
  • Sep 8 Juan Manuel Fangio confirms his World Championship of Drivers title finishing 2nd in the season ending Italian GP at Monza; takes record 5th title by 15 points from Stirling Moss
  • Sep 8 77th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Anderson beats Ashley Cooper (10-8, 7-5, 6-4)
  • Sep 8 71st U.S. Women's National Championship: Althea Gibson beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-3, 6-2)
  • Sep 9 "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1
  • Sep 9 Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited
  • Sep 9 US President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction
  • Sep 10 "Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • Sep 12 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits US
  • Sep 14 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • Sep 14 UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 15 "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premieres

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 15 Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins parliamentary election in West Germany

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Sep 15 SF Seals (Pacific Coast League) play their last game
  • Sep 16 Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)
  • Sep 16 LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers
  • Sep 17 KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight
  • Sep 17 Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Two male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
  • Sep 17 The North East Humanists group is founded in Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • Sep 18 "Wagon Train" premieres
  • Sep 18 Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
  • Sep 19 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada
  • Sep 19 Dalida is the first artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300,000 sales of "Bambino".

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Sep 20 Leontyne Price makes her operatic stage debut singing Madame Lidoine in the US premiere of "Dialogues of the Carmelites" in San Francisco

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 "Perry Mason" TV series based on the character by author Erle Stanley Gardner, starring Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Sep 21 German sail training ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean
  • Sep 21 Olav V becomes king of Norway
  • Sep 21 Pote Sarasin forms government in Thailand
  • Sep 22 Western "Maverick" premieres on ABC television starring James Garner
  • Sep 22 Duke Snider's 39th & 40th home runs are last hit at Ebbets Field

Music release#1 in the Charts

Sep 23 "That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • Sep 23 Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
  • Sep 23 WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw
  • Sep 24 Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0