Events in History in October 1957

  • Oct 1 B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack
  • Oct 1 First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency.
  • Oct 2 New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 3 German statesman Willy Brandt is elected mayor of West Berlin (1957-1966)

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt

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Oct 3 Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • Oct 4 USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
  • Oct 4 Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • Oct 5 Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years
  • Oct 6 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 8 Procter & Gamble director N McElroy becomes US Secretary of Defense
  • Oct 8 Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)
  • Oct 8 Turkish & Syrian border guards exchange fire
  • Oct 9 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

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Oct 10 US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 10 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 10 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, England becomes the world's first major nuclear accident

  • Oct 12 First commercial flight between California & Antarctica
  • Oct 12 Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 13 German Democratic Republic recalls OstMark & issues new currency

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

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Oct 16 Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • Oct 16 USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space
  • Oct 17 Britain's Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visit the White House
  • Oct 17 Dike Marken-Dutch mainland closed

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 17 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • Oct 17 II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan
  • Oct 20 Karachi A (277-0d) beat Sind A by an innings w/o losing a wkt

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Oct 20 Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 20 Lester B. Pearson is the first Canadian to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his aid in resolving the Suez Crisis

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • Oct 21 Giants purchase Class-A Phoenix team

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 22 Konrad Adenauer re-elected Chancellor of West Germany

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Oct 23 First test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3
  • Oct 24 The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
  • Oct 25 Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed

MurderMurder of Interest

Oct 25 Cosa Nostra crime boss Albert Anastasia is murdered in a barber's chair in New York City, probably by fellow mobster Joe Gallo

Gangster Albert Anastasia
Gangster
Albert Anastasia
Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo

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Oct 26 USSR fires defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • Oct 27 Celal Bayar re-elected president of Turkey
  • Oct 29 Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament)
  • Oct 30 Soviet Union launches Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika