December 1957 calendar

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
  • 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.
  • 02 Dec 1957 United Nations Security Council Resolution 126 relating to the Kashmir conflict is adopted.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Jailhouse Rock
  2. - You Send Me
  3. - April Love
  4. - Wake Up Little Susie
  5. - Raunchy

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - That'll Be The Day
  2. - Mary's Boy Child
  3. - Party
  4. - Ma He's Making Eyes At Me
  5. - Wake Up Little Susie


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1957?

Please Don'T Eat The Daisies by Jean Kerr

Please Don'T Eat The Daisies


Since its initial publication in 1957, Please Don't eat the Daisies was sold in millions. It was made into a movie in 1960 with Doris Day and David Niven, and then a television series.

No Down Payment by John McPartland

No Down Payment


Four couples in southern California are experiencing marital problems. The unhappy couples include Jerry Flagg, his long-suffering spouse Isabelle, and Leola Boone (flirtatious Leola Boone), both ne'er do-wells.

Below The Salt by Thomas B. Costain

Below The Salt


The author of "the silver cup" and "the black rose" tells a vivid, violent story about England and Europe.

On The Beach by Nevil Shute

On The Beach


Nevil Shute's most important novel, which was a bestseller for decades after it was published in 1957, is an unforgettable vision about a post-apocalyptic future. The few survivors left in Australia are now waiting for the radioactive cloud to pass …

To Live Again by Catherine Marshall

To Live Again


To Live Again has been treasured for more than 40 years by readers as a true tale of divine comfort, human love and spiritual adventure.