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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1957?


Events

  • 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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Movies

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Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Billy Wilder

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

Country: United States of America

Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand

Country: United States of America

Naya Daur

Naya Daur

Release year: 1957

Directed by: B.R. Chopra

Starring: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Ajit, Chand Usmani

The Enemy Below

The Enemy Below

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

Country: United States of America

Old Yeller

Old Yeller

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York

Country: United States of America

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Books

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A Death In The Family by James Agee

A Death In The Family

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The classic American novel, re-published for the 100th anniversary of James Agee's birthPublished in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family

The Gallant Mrs. Stonewall by Harnett T. Kane

The Gallant Mrs. Stonewall

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The story of Anna and Thomas Jackson in their early years, before the Civil War, and as he became known as the Confederacy's greatest tactician, and finally Anna on her own

Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter

Kids Say The Darndest Things!

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Almost 50 years since its first printing, this famous collection of children's wisdom and witticisms is now back in print in a facsimile edition to entertain a whole new generation.

Parkinson'S Law by C. Northcote Parkinson

Parkinson'S Law

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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

Not By Bread Alone by Vladimir Dudintsev

Not By Bread Alone

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First U.S. edition bound in yellow cloth & black boards with red lettering. Book about Fine, tight, clean. DJ is price clipped and has small rub marks to the corners, tips