September 1957 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring over 700, in Kendal, Jamaica
  • Sep 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 4 Ford Motor Co. introduces Edsel automobile range

Little Rock Crisis

Sep 4 Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to prevent 9 black students from entering a Little Rock's Central High School

Historic Publication

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

Event of Interest

Sep 5 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista bombs an uprising in Cienfuegos

Event of Interest

Sep 5 Yugoslavia bans Milovan Djilas' book "new class marine officers"

  • Sep 6 Elvis records "White Christmas", "Silent Night" & "Here Comes Santa Claus"
  • Sep 9 Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited

Event of Interest

Sep 9 US President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction

  • 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

Election of Interest

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

  • Sep 16 Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)
  • Sep 17 Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight
  • Sep 17 Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat
  • Sep 17 The North East Humanists group is founded in Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Sep 18 Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
  • Sep 19 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada
  • Sep 19 Dalida is the 1st artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300,000 sales of "Bambino"
  • 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 23 President Dwight D. Eisenhower orders US troops to support integration of nine black students at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas
  • Sep 23 White mob forces 9 black students enrolled at Little Rock's Central High School in Arkansas to withdraw
  • Sep 24 Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona
  • Sep 25 300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central High School in Arkansas
  • Sep 25 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • Sep 25 Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced

Election of Interest

Sep 26 Dag Hammarskjöld re-elected secretary-general of UN

  • Sep 26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 28 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Velser Tunnels
  • Sep 29 An explosion at the Mayak plutonium production plant in the Soviet Union spreads radiation over 20,000 square miles (52,000 km2)
  • Sep 29 Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar, West Pakistan, killing 300
  • Sep 30 French government of Mauroy resigns due to Algeria

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 6 José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal (2005-11) indicted for corruption, born in Porto, Portugal
  • Sep 6 Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Sep 7 Melvin Edward Mays, American felon (one of FBI's most wanted, arrested 1995 for conspiracy to commit terror on behalf of Libya)
  • Sep 9 Gabriele Tredozi, Italian engineer
  • Sep 13 Bongbong Marcos [Ferdinand Marcos Jr], Philippine politician (President of the Philippines 2022-), born in Santa Mesa, Manila
  • Sep 13 John G. Trueschler, American politician (member of the Maryland House of Delegates), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 17 David Bintley, British dancer choreographer and ballet director, born in Huddersfield, England
  • Sep 19 Dennis Cowan, British rocker (The Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • Sep 19 Richard M. Linnehan, American astronaut (STS 78, sk: 90), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Sep 20 Rich DiSilvio, American new media developer & artist
  • Sep 21 Kevin Rudd, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2013), born in Nambour, Queensland
  • Sep 21 Mark Levin, American radio host and author (The Mark Levin Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 24 Brad Bird, American director (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles), born in Kalispell, Montana
  • Sep 27 Rob Armitage, Canadian curler (World C'ship gold 2013), born in Red Deer, Alberta (d. 2022)
  • Sep 28 Bill Cassidy, American politician (Senator-R-Louisiana 2015-), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • Sep 30 Gladys Portugues, American atress, Mrs Jean-Claude Van Damme (It's Alive 3), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in History

Jean Chretien

Sep 10 Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien (23) weds Aline Chaine (21) in Canada

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 William Alexander Craigie, Scottish lexicographer (Skotlands Rimur), dies at 90

Qi BaishiQi Baishi (1864-1957)

Sep 16 Chinese painter famous for whimsical and playful watercolor paintings, dies at 93

  • Sep 17 Jan Eisenloeffel, Dutch goldsmith, dies at 81
  • Sep 19 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping, dies at 86
  • Sep 21 Haakon VII, King of Norway (1905-57), dies at 85
  • Sep 22 Soemu Toyoda, Japanese admiral during World War II, dies at 72
  • Sep 28 Albert Ascoli, Italian serologist and chemist (developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine), dies at 80