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 (later on CBS)
  • 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.
  • 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 (between Steve Allen and Jack Paar)
  • 30 Jan 1957 US Congress accepts "Eisenhower-doctrine".
  • 31 Jan 1957 Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished.

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in January 1957?
Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs, 30 day Free Trial

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?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

Kalle wird Bürgermeister

Kalle wird Bürgermeister

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Fritz Genschow

Starring: Wolfgang Condrus, Fritz Genschow, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur

Mother India

Mother India

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Mehboob Khan

Starring: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Country: United States of America

Funny Face

Funny Face

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in January 1957?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

The Decisive Battle Of Nashville by Stanley Fitzgerald Horn

The Decisive Battle Of Nashville


"The Battle of Nashville, December 15 - 16, 1864, ended the Confederacy's last offensive action, removed the Confederate Army of Tennessee from the field as an effective fighting force, and realized

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Peyton Place


When Grace Metalious's debut novel about the dark underside of a small, respectable New England town was published in 1956, it quickly soared to the top of the bestseller lists.

Men To Match My Mountains by Irving Stone

Men To Match My Mountains


A collection of stories which provides an insight into the colorful and diverse personalities of the settlers who helped tame America's Far West.

The New World by Winston S. Churchill

The New World


The New World is Winston S. Churchill's brilliant re-creation of one of the most fateful periods in English and American history - the two centuries between 1485 and 1688.

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.