On This Day

November 1957 in History

Events in History

  • 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 Death

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

  • Nov 4 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
  • Nov 6 Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France
  • 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 11 Demolition begins on cable car barn at California & Hyde, San Francisco

Historic Event

Nov 14 Milwaukee Brave Hank 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

Murder of Interest

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

  • Nov 18 Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
  • Nov 19 Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia
  • Nov 22 Simon & Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom & Jerry"

Historic Event

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

Little Rock Crisis

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

Assassination Attempt

Nov 30 Assassination attempt on Indonesian President Sukarno, kills 8


Birthdays in History

  • Nov 4 Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister (2013-15), born in London, England
  • Nov 6 Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist, born in Bremen, Germany
  • Nov 12 Tim Samaras, American tornado chaser (Storm Chasers),, born in Lakewood, Colorado (d. 2013)
  • Nov 13 Ronald Shusett, author (Project Mankind), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Nov 13 Greg Abbott, American politician, Governor of Texas (2015-), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Nov 14 Michael J Fitzgerald, American technical writer and novelist (Song of Falling Leaves), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2021)
  • Nov 16 Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)
  • Nov 18 Seán Mac Falls, Irish-born poet
  • Nov 18 J.C. Watts (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma's 4th district, in office Jan 3, 1995 - Jan 3, 2003
  • Nov 19 Sharon Farrah, American WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Nov 25 Bob Ehrlich, Jr., former Maryland governor
  • Nov 27 Caroline Kennedy. American attorney and diplomat ,daughter of JFK & Jackie Kennedy, born in New York City
  • Nov 27 Terri R Adams, educator (teacher in space)
  • Nov 27 Kevin O'Connell, American sound re-recording mixer ( Hacksaw Ridge), born in Long Island, New York
  • Nov 30 Joël Champetier, French Canadian author

Weddings in History

Yuri Gagarin

Nov 7 Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (23) weds Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva

Deaths in History

  • Nov 3 Wilhelm Reich, Austria/US psycho analyst (sexual), dies at 60
  • Nov 4 Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1897)
  • Nov 7 Roy Worters, Canadian Hockey HOF goaltender (Hart Memorial Trophy 1929; Vezina Trophy 1931; NY Americans), dies at 57
  • Nov 12 Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Roman Law), dies at 78
  • Nov 14 Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef, South African painter, dies at 71
  • Nov 20 Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian-Lithuanian artist, dies at 82
  • Nov 21 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (b. 1873)

Diego Rivera

Nov 24 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter (En el Arsenal) and husband of Frida Kahlo, dies at 70

  • Nov 26 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian author (Iveren), dies at 80
  • Nov 27 Margo Scharten-Antink, Dutch writer (Catherina, Sprotje), dies at 88