July 1957 calendar

July 1957

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 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 July 1957: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1957?


  • 01 Jul 1957 WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield / Keene / Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 02 Jul 1957 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback
  • 04 Jul 1957 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase
  • 05 Jul 1957 71st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper
  • 06 Jul 1957 64th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard
  • 07 Jul 1957 Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast
  • 08 Jul 1957 Baeball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
  • 09 Jul 1957 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced.
  • 12 Jul 1957 US Surgeon General Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer
  • 14 Jul 1957 Soviet steamer Eshghbad sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270
  • 15 Jul 1957 Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die
  • 16 Jul 1957 Marine Major John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (3:28:08).
  • 19 Jul 1957 First rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada, USA.
  • 21 Jul 1957 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament
  • 24 Jul 1957 KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Jul 1957 Monarchy in Tunisa abolished in favor of a republic.
  • 26 Jul 1957 Mickey Mantle hits career home run number 200.
  • 28 Jul 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance
  • 29 Jul 1957 Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 01 Jul 1957 The International Geophysical Year begins.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Love Letters In The Sand
  2. - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
  3. - Bye Bye Love
  4. - So Rare
  5. - A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - All Shook Up
  2. - Gamblin' Man / Putting On The Style
  3. - Little Darlin'
  4. - We Will Make Love
  5. - Around The World


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1957?

Stay Alive All Your Life by Norman Vincent Peale

Stay Alive All Your Life


"Those who have received assistance from The Power of Positive Thinking can find further guidance in these pages to help them live a more creative and dynamic life."

The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv by John Steinbeck

The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv


John Steinbeck's only political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV turns the French Revolution upside-down as Pippin Heristal, an amateur astronomer, is drafted to lead the country.

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.

The Organization Man by William H. Whyte Jr

The Organization Man


The Organization Man is the first comprehensive study of a way to live that many Americans now lead, and many more will soon.

Take My Life by Eddie Cantor

Take My Life


TAKE MY LIVE is Eddie Cantor’s autobiography. It contains stories and anecdotes about Eddie, Ida, their wonderful five-girl family, and Eddie's friends, including the legendary names