July 1957 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 International Geophysical Year begins (until Dec 31, 1958)
  • Jul 2 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback

Catholic Encyclical

Jul 2 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Le pelerinage De Lourdes

  • Jul 4 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase

Event of Interest

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

  • Jul 7 Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast

Conference 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

Event of Interest

Jul 8 Irish premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn Féin leaders

Event of Interest

Jul 9 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced by International team at Nobel Institute of Physics in Stockholm. Named after Alfred Nobel.

Event of Interest

Jul 12 1st President to fly in helicopter-Dwight 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
  • Jul 19 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada
  • Jul 19 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 24 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 25 Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic
  • Jul 25 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 26 Carlos Castillo Armas, Dictator and President of Guatemala, is assassinated by a palace guard with leftist sympathies
  • Jul 26 USSR launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile
  • Jul 28 Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992
  • Jul 29 International Atomic Energy Agency formed by UN

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 4 Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand, the youngest daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit, born in Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall Dusit Palace, Bangkok
  • Jul 5 David Hanson, British Labour politician, born in Liverpool
  • Jul 9 Tim Kring, American writer and producer, born in El Dorado County, California
  • Jul 10 Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war and political activist, born in Inglewood, California
  • Jul 12 Rick Douglas Husband, Amarillo Texas, USAF mjr/astronaut
  • Jul 13 Phil Margera, father of Bam Margera
  • Jul 15 Kate Kellaway, English literary critic(The Observer)
  • Jul 16 Alan Donnelly, British Labour Party politician, born in Jarrow, England
  • Jul 16 Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer (Igra Na Chuzhom Pole), born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Jul 21 Stefan Lofven, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (2014-18), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jul 25 Daniel W. Bursch, NASA astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77), born in Bristol, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 25 Ray Billingsley, American comic strip cartoonist (Curtis), born in Wake Forest, North Carolina
  • Jul 27 Hansi Muller, German footballer, born in Stuttgart

Fumio Kishida (66 years old)

Jul 29 Japanese politician (Prime Minister of Japan 2021-), born in Tokyo, Japan

  • Jul 29 Virginia Maria "Ginni" Rometty, American engineer and business executive (chairwoman, president and CEO of IBM, 2012-20). born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 30 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer (played in World Cup 1986, 90), born in Monje, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Jul 31 Mark Thompson, English media executive (BBC, NY Times, CNN), born in London, England

Deaths in History

  • Jul 5 Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor
  • Jul 8 Grace Goodhue Coolidge, American First Lady (1923-29) wife of Calvin Coolidge, dies at 78
  • Jul 8 William Adlington Cadbury, English chocolate maker, dies at 89
  • Jul 10 Sholem Asch, Polish-Jewish novelist and playwright (East River, Three Cities), dies at 77

Aga Khan III (1877-1957)

Jul 11 Shia Imam who was one of the founders of the All-India Muslim League and later President of the League of Nations (1937-38), dies at 79

  • Jul 15 James M. Cox, American politician (b. 1870)
  • Jul 15 Marie van Zeggelen, Dutch writer (children's books on Indonesia, Dessajongen), dies at 87
  • Jul 15 Vasily Maklakov, Russian orator and liberal politician (b. 1869)
  • Jul 19 Curzio Malaparte [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt), dies at 59
  • Jul 21 Bernard Spooner, US inventor (bulletproof vest), dies at 67 [1]
  • Jul 23 Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Italian prince and writer (The Leopard), dies at 61
  • Jul 26 Carlos Castillo Armas, Dictator and President of Guatemala (1954-57), assassinated by a palace guard with leftist sympathies at 42
  • Jul 28 Edith Abbott, American social worker and educator (University of Chicago Social Sciences), dies at 80