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.

Famous Birthday

  • Daniel Day-Lewis

    British-Irish actor.

  • Indian businessman.

  • French musician and composer of Armenian descent.

  • Spanish golfer, arguably one of the best Europeans to ever play the game.

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Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

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?
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Release year: 1957

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda

Starring: Teresa Izewska, Tadeusz Janczar, Wienczyslaw Glinski, Tadeusz Gwiazdowski

Leave It to Beaver

Leave It to Beaver

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Andy Cadiff

The Spirit of St. Louis

The Spirit of St. Louis

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson

Country: United States of America

The Curse of Frankenstein

The Curse of Frankenstein

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Christopher Lee

Country: United States of America

Pablo y Carolina

Pablo y Carolina

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Mauricio de la Serna

Starring: Pedro Infante, Irasema Dilián, Alejandro Ciangherotti, Eduardo Alcaraz


Which were the most popular books released in April 1957?
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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.

Blue Camellia by Frances Parkinson Keyes

Blue Camellia


SIZE: 5 1/2x8 1/2 (approximately). PAGES: 432 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition assumed with none stated. JULIAN MESSNER NY 1957.

The Nun'S Story by Kathryn Hulme

The Nun'S Story


The story of the nun

The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever

The Wapshot Chronicle


John Cheever, a brilliant writer of short stories, was already well-known when The Wapshot Chronicle was first published in 1957. The Wapshot Chronicle won the 1958 National Book Award.

Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander

Arthritis And Common Sense


The best-selling, one-million-copy bestseller on arthritis, Medical Self-Help/Health Arthritis, and Common Sense is now available in paperback! These pages will provide the information that arthritis sufferers need to know.