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December 1957

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1957?


  • 01 Dec 1957 In Indonesia, Sukarno announces the nationalization of 246 Dutch businesses.
  • 02 Dec 1957 1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn)
  • 03 Dec 1957 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB).
  • 04 Dec 1957 The Lewisham train disaster in the UK leaves 92 dead.
  • 05 Dec 1957 New York City becomes first city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law).
  • 06 Dec 1957 AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987).
  • 07 Dec 1957 Tony Kubek of the New York Yankees selected as American League Rookie of the Year.
  • 10 Dec 1957 Canadian diplomat Lester B. Pearson receives the Nobel Peace Prize for his peackeeping efforts in the United Nations.
  • 11 Dec 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra
  • 12 Dec 1957 US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond).
  • 14 Dec 1957 Most Happy Fella closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 performances
  • 16 Dec 1957 Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • 17 Dec 1957 US successfully test-fires Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • 18 Dec 1957 Shippingport Atomic Power Stn, 1st nuke plant to generate electricity
  • 19 Dec 1957 Music Man opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances
  • 20 Dec 1957 Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service
  • 21 Dec 1957 Indonesia proclaims end to state of war.
  • 22 Dec 1957 KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
  • 25 Dec 1957 Ed Gein found insane of murder
  • 29 Dec 1957 Singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
  • 30 Dec 1957 Israeli government of Ben-Gurion resigns.
  • 31 Dec 1957 Disneyland in Anaheim, California, welcomes its 10-millionth guest.

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Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States of America

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Directed by: Abrar Alvi

Starring: Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America


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Nuclear Weapons And Foreign Policy by Henry A. Kissinger

Nuclear Weapons And Foreign Policy


Henry Alfred Kissinger is a German-born American writer, political scientist, diplomat, and businessman. A recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, he served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon …

Peter Freuchen'S Book Of The Seven Seas by Peter Freuchen and David Loth

Peter Freuchen'S Book Of The Seven Seas


Peter Freuchen drew upon his vast knowledge of nautical fact and legend, as well as his fantastic personal experiences, to write BOOK OF THE SEVEN SEAS.

Parkinson'S Law by C. Northcote Parkinson

Parkinson'S Law


Parkinson's Law states that 'work expands to fill the time available'. While strenuously denied by management consultants, bureaucrats and efficiency experts, the law is borne out by disinterested observation of any

Eloise In Paris by Kay Thompson

Eloise In Paris


Bonjour! Here's the thing of it: Paris has just been discovered by Eloise the little girl from the Plaza... Here is what Eloise does in Paris: everything.

Scent Of Cloves by Norah Lofts

Scent Of Cloves


Julia Ashley was born to a life of dramatic twists and tragedy. Saved from Cromwell’s Irish massacres by her nurse, saved from starvation by a Dutch sea captain… Her future and