August 1957 calendar

August 1957

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1957: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1957?


  • 01 Aug 1957 Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Brooklyn)
  • 03 Aug 1957 British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
  • 04 Aug 1957 Juan Manuel Fangio, driving for Maserati, wins the Formula One German Grand Prix, clinching (with 4 wins that season) his record 5th world drivers championship, including his 4th consecutive championship (also a record) these 2 records endure for nearly half a century.
  • 05 Aug 1957 American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage ''baby-boomers'' by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.
  • 08 Aug 1957 USSR offers Syria economic / military aid
  • 09 Aug 1957 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
  • 11 Aug 1957 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • 15 Aug 1957 David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
  • 17 Aug 1957 Richie Ashburn, fouls hit fan Alice Roth twice in same at bat 1st one breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher
  • 18 Aug 1957 Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
  • 19 Aug 1957 US Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon
  • 20 Aug 1957 Simply Heavenly opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • 21 Aug 1957 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 Semiorka-rocket)
  • 22 Aug 1957 Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 25 Aug 1957 Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao
  • 26 Aug 1957 USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • 27 Aug 1957 Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes
  • 28 Aug 1957 US Senator Strom Thurmond begins 24-hour filibuster against civil rights bill.
  • 29 Aug 1957 US Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957.
  • 30 Aug 1957 US senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights
  • 31 Aug 1957 Malayasia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Directed by: Sean Penn

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Country: United States of America

Elite Squad

Elite Squad

Directed by: José Padilha

Starring: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

That Obscure Object of Desire

That Obscure Object of Desire

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Julien Bertheau

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Jane Bryan

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd


Which were the most popular books released in August 1957?
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The Pink Hotel by Dorothy Erskine and Patrick Dennis

The Pink Hotel


Dust jacket notes: "It's a great big, if admittedly somewhat peculiar, world and there are all sorts of people in it - particularly in resort hotels during the season.

Coup De Grace by Marguerite Yourcenar

Coup De Grace


Set in the Baltic provinces in the aftermath of World War I, Coup de Grace tells the story of an intimacy that grows between three young people hemmed in by civil

The Nun'S Story by Kathryn Hulme

The Nun'S Story


the nun's story

The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard

The Hidden Persuaders


"One of the best books around for demystifying the deliberately mysterious arts of advertising."--Salon"Fascinating, entertaining and thought-stimulating."--The New York Times Book Review"A brisk, authoritative and frightening report on how manufacturers, fundraisers