On This Day

June 1957 in History

Events in History

  • 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

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 9 First ascent of Broad Peak (the world's 12th highest mountain).

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 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)
  • Jun 13 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • 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 42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St Louis, Ill (state record)
  • Jun 16 French offensive in Algeria
  • Jun 17 Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)
  • Jun 21 John Diefenbaker (C) takes office as Prime Minister 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 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Soviet Leader Georgy Malenkov
Soviet Leader
Georgy Malenkov
Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov

Birthdays in History


Person of interestJeffrey Hawkins

Jun 1 Jeffrey Hawkins, American inventor (PalmPilot, Treo), born in Huntington, New York

Inventor Jeffrey Hawkins
Inventor
Jeffrey Hawkins
  • Jun 2 Mark Lawrenson, English Football Pundit
  • Jun 7 Ruth Anderson, Welsh rug hooker famous for her folk rugs
  • Jun 8 Scott Raymond Adams, Catskill NY, cartoonist (Dilbert)
  • Jun 10 Lindsay Hoyle, British politician
  • Jun 10 Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
  • Jun 13 Roy Cooper, American politician, Governor of North Carolina (2017-), born in Nashville, North Carolina
  • Jun 19 Anna Lindh, Swedish politician (d. 2003)
  • Jun 21 Berkeley Breathed, American cartoonist (Vegetarian, Bloom County, Outland), born in Encino, Los Angeles
  • Jun 22 Danny Baker, English writer and radio DJ, born in Deptford, London, England
  • Jun 26 Philippe Couillard, 31st Premier of Quebec and Minister of Health, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 28 Georgi Parvanov, 3rd President of Bulgaria (2002-12), born in Sirishtnik, Bulgaria

Deaths in History

  • Jun 7 Elizabeth S Kingsley, double-Crostic puzzle creator, dies
  • Jun 17 D Richardson, writer, dies at 84
  • Jun 17 Dorothy M. Richardson, English novelist (Pilgrimage), dies at 84
  • Jun 19 Karl Plagge, German officer and Nazi Party member who during World War II used his position as a staff officer in the German Army to employ and protect some 1,240 Jews, dies at 59
  • Jun 21 Johannes Stark, German physicist (Stark effect, Nobel 1919), dies at 83
  • Jun 21 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85
  • Jun 23 Louis Fornberg, writer, dies at 48
  • Jun 26 Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
  • Jun 27 Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48