January 1957 calendar

January 1957

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1957.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1957: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1957?


  • 01 Jan 1957 France returns Saar to become the 10th state of German Federal Republic.
  • 02 Jan 1957 The San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges merge to form the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange.
  • 03 Jan 1957 First electric watch introduced, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • 04 Jan 1957 Blondie situation comedy premieres on NBC TV
  • 05 Jan 1957 US President Dwight Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Middle East.
  • 06 Jan 1957 Elvis Presley makes his 7th and final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 09 Jan 1957 Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper Truth
  • 10 Jan 1957 Anthony Eden resigns and Harold Macmillan becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain.
  • 11 Jan 1957 The African Convention is founded in Dakar, Senegal.
  • 12 Jan 1957 Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded.
  • 13 Jan 1957 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate.
  • 14 Jan 1957 Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
  • 15 Jan 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new three-year lease for Ebbets Field.
  • 16 Jan 1957 3 B-52s leave California for 1st non-stop round world flights
  • 17 Jan 1957 9-county commission recommends creation of BART
  • 20 Jan 1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.
  • 21 Jan 1957 KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Jan 1957 Israeli forces withdraw from the Sinai Penisula.
  • 23 Jan 1957 Ku Klux Klan members force truck driver Willie Edwards to jump off a bridge into the Alabama River he drowns as a result.
  • 25 Jan 1957 FBI arrests Jack and Myra Sobel, charged with spying for the USSR.
  • 26 Jan 1957 India annexes Kashmir.
  • 27 Jan 1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open.
  • 28 Jan 1957 Tonight! America After Dark premieres, with Jack Lescoulie and Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC
  • 30 Jan 1957 US Congress accepts "Eisenhower-doctrine".
  • 31 Jan 1957 Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished.
  • 01 Jan 1957 George Town, Penang, is made a city by a royal charter of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
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Music charts

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

  1. - The Green Door
  2. - Moonlight Gambler
  3. - Young Love
  4. - Young Love
  5. - Blueberry Hill

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Mary's Boy Child
  2. - Singing The Blues
  3. - Singing The Blues
  4. - Wake Up Little Susie
  5. - Ma He's Making Eyes At Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in January 1957?

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage


John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage was written in 1955 by the junior senator of Massachusetts. It served as a clear call to all Americans.

Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley

Don'T Go Near The Water


This novel is both a charming entertainment farce and a gentle love story. It takes place on a remote Pacific island in the final days of World War II.

The New World by Winston S. Churchill

The New World


The New World is Winston S. Churchill’s stunning re-creation, The New World, of one of America's most tragic periods - the period between 1485-1688.

Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander

Arthritis And Common Sense


The best-selling, one-million-copy bestseller on arthritis, Medical Self-Help/Health Arthritis, and Common Sense is now available in paperback! These pages will provide the information that arthritis sufferers need to know.

Autumn Across America by Edwin Way Teale

Autumn Across America


This is the story of a roving, 20,000-mile pilgrimage that took place from Cape Cod to California. It was during the most vibrant season of the year.