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.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in January 1957?
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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?
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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Country: United States of America

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Country: United States of America

Amar Prem

Amar Prem

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Mother India

Mother India

Directed by: Mehboob Khan

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

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in January 1957?
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The Last Parallel by Martin Russ

The Last Parallel


Nothing can truly prepare you for the horrors of war… Martin Russ of the US Marine Corps tells his own story of being on the front lines during the war.

By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens

By Love Possessed


A highly-respected, middle-aged lawyer's involvements with love are revealed in a series of flashbacks

Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander

Arthritis And Common Sense


Medical Self-Help/Health Arthritis and Common Sense, the best-selling one-million-copy classic on arthritis, is now available in paperback for the first time! In these pages, the arthritis sufferer will find

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage


Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

Much Ado About Me by Fred Allen

Much Ado About Me


Radio and film star Fred Allen's autobiography: Much Ado About Me.