April 1957 calendar

April 1957

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1957.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1957: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1957?


  • 01 Apr 1957 WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, LA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 05 Apr 1957 In India, Communists win the first elections in united Kerala and E.M.S. Namboodiripad is sworn in as the first chief minister.
  • 06 Apr 1957 New York City ends trolley car service
  • 07 Apr 1957 Last of New York's electric trolleys completes its final run.
  • 09 Apr 1957 Suez Canal cleared for all shipping.
  • 10 Apr 1957 Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns.
  • 11 Apr 1957 Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires
  • 12 Apr 1957 Jim Spalding sets a 2088-pin nine-game bowling record.
  • 13 Apr 1957 Shinbone Alley opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 14 Apr 1957 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open.
  • 15 Apr 1957 Congress gives Post Office $41M; restoring Saturday mail delivery
  • 17 Apr 1957 Suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams is found not guilty of murder at the Old Bailey.
  • 20 Apr 1957 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Connecticut in 2:20:05.
  • 21 Apr 1957 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum
  • 22 Apr 1957 All NL teams intergates, John Irwin Kennedy is 1st black on Phillies
  • 24 Apr 1957 Chicago Cubs' pitchers walk National League record nine Cincinnati Reds in 5th inning.
  • 25 Apr 1957 WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 26 Apr 1957 Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens
  • 28 Apr 1957 WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 29 Apr 1957 First military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA.
  • 06 Apr 1957 The flag carrier airline of Greece for decades, Olympic Airways, is founded by Aristotle Onassis following the acquisition of "TAE - Greek National Airlines".
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1957?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Butterfly
  2. - All Shook Up
  3. - Round And Round
  4. - Party Doll
  5. - Little Darlin'

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Cumberland Gap
  2. - Young Love
  3. - The Banana Boat Song
  4. - Long Tall Sally
  5. - Don't Forbid Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1957?

The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier

The Scapegoat


"Someone jolted me as I drank, and said, "Je vous demande pardon." As I tried to move to give him space, he turned around and looked at me, and I at him.

The Eye Of Love by Margery Sharp

The Eye Of Love


They met at Chelsea Arts Ball. He was a paper parcel and she was a Spanish dancer. Harry Gibson and Miss Diver fell in love deeply...

The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West

The Fountain Overflows


The Aubrey family's lives have been tainted for many years by their father's instability and genius. But his new job in London promises to give them some relief from the danger of ruin.

As France Goes by David Schoenbrun

As France Goes


341pages. Relie.

This Hallowed Ground by Bruce Catton

This Hallowed Ground


Bruce Catton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, first published the classic Civil War account in 1955. It captures both the dramatic scope of the epic struggle and intimate experience of that epic struggle all in one volume.