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

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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?
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Il Grido

Il Grido

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Gabriella Pallotta, Steve Cochran, Alida Valli, Dorian Gray

3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr, Leora Dana

Country: United States of America

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

Starring: Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell

Silk Stockings

Silk Stockings

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige, Peter Lorre

Run of the Arrow

Run of the Arrow

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Rod Steiger, Sara Montiel, Brian Keith, Ralph Meeker


Which were the most popular books released in July 1957?
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The Three Lives Of Harriet Hubbard Ayer by Isabella Taves and Margaret Hubbard Ayer

The Three Lives Of Harriet Hubbard Ayer


London published Biography

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 Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard

The Hidden Persuaders


"An excellent book that helps to decode the mysterious art of advertising." --Salon"Fascinating, entertaining and thought-stimulating." The New York Times Book Review "A fast, authoritative, and frightening report about how fundraisers, manufacturers, and others operate."

The Flower Drum Song by C.Y. Lee

The Flower Drum Song


The Flower Drum Song, originally published in 1957 was a pioneering work of popular literature. It was a bestseller that inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical.

The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier

The Scapegoat


"Someone jolted me as I drank, and said, "Je vous demande pardon." As I tried to move to give him space, he turned around and looked at me, and I at him.