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Events in History in April 1957

  • Apr 1 Trial begins in Budapest against participants october uprising
  • Apr 1 World's biggest glass oven used

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Apr 3 Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" premieres in London

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • Apr 3 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Apr 6 NYC ends trolley car service
  • Apr 6 USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
  • Apr 7 Last of NY's electric trolleys completes its final run
  • Apr 10 John Osborne's "Entertainer" premieres in London
  • Apr 10 Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns
  • Apr 10 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

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Apr 11 Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires

  • Apr 11 Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes 1st jet to take-off & land vertically
  • Apr 11 Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
  • Apr 12 Jim Spalding set a 2,088 pin nine-game bowling record
  • Apr 12 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Apr 13 11th Tony Awards: "Long Days Journey into the Night" & "My Fair Lady" win
  • Apr 13 Saturday postal delivery in US is temporarily halted due to lack of funds
  • Apr 14 Leah Neuberger wins her 8th women's singles ping pong championship
  • Apr 15 Saturday mail delivery restored in the US after Congress gives the Post Office $41 million
  • Apr 16 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

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Apr 21 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • Apr 25 1st experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated
  • Apr 25 Ibrahim Hashim forms Jordanian government
  • Apr 26 Jamestown, Virginia 350th Anniversary Festival opens
  • Apr 29 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated at Fort Belvoir, Virginia