Year 1957 in Sports History

Events in Sport in 1957

  • Sep 16 LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers
  • Oct 19 Montreal Canadien Maurice "Rocket" Richard, becomes the 1st NHLer to score 500 goals
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Sports Stars Who Died in 1957

  • Jan 20 Dudley Benjafield, British racing driver, dies at 69
  • Jan 24 Daniel Taylor, cricketer (bro of Herbie, 2 Tests for S Af 1914), dies
  • Feb 19 Maurice Garin, Italian-born French road bicycle racer (winner of Tour de France in 1903), dies at 85
  • Mar 12 Harry Dean, English cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), dies at 72
  • Apr 8 Frank Chester, English cricketer and distinguished 1-armed Test umpire, dies at 62

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Sports Stars Married in 1957


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