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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 21 Aug 1957 The Soviet Union successfully conducts a long-range test flight of the R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile.
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Music charts

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

  1. - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
  2. - Love Letters In The Sand
  3. - Bye Bye Love
  4. - Tammy
  5. - So Rare

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - All Shook Up
  2. - Gamblin' Man / Putting On The Style
  3. - Love Letters In The Sand
  4. - We Will Make Love
  5. - Little Darlin'


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1957?

The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop

The Day Christ Died


"This book is about the most dramatic day of history, the day Jesus of Nazareth was killed.

They Fought For The Sky by Quentin Reynolds

They Fought For The Sky


The thrilling story of the first air war.

Day Of Infamy by Walter Lord

Day Of Infamy


Special 60th anniversary edition by the author of A Night to Remember, a bestselling re-creation that reveals the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor.

Coup De Grace by Marguerite Yourcenar

Coup De Grace


Coup de Grace is set in the Baltic Provinces after World War I and tells the story about an intimacie that develops between three young men who are kept apart by civilisation.

The Innocent Ambassadors by Philip Wylie

The Innocent Ambassadors