On This Day

1957 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 314 of 314

  • Dec 6 Indonesia begins nationalizing Dutch possessions
  • Dec 9 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
  • Dec 12 Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo
  • Dec 12 US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
  • Dec 12 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
  • Dec 16 Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Dec 17 US successfully test-fires Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile
  • Dec 18 World's 1st full scale nuclear power plant for only peacetime use begins to generate electricity, at the Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania
  • Dec 21 Indonesia proclaims end to state of war

MurderMurder of Interest

Dec 25 Ed Gein found not guilty by reason of insanity for a series of murders

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 25 Richard Starkey (later better known as Ringo Starr) receives his first drum set

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Dec 28 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 30 Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns

1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
1st Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion
  • Dec 31 AAU awards Bobby Morrow, James Sullivan Memorial Trophy

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