December 12, 1957 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright