March 1957 calendar

March 1957

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1957?


  • 01 Mar 1957 Ziegfeld Follies of 1957 opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 performances
  • 03 Mar 1957 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Markham and Jones
  • 04 Mar 1957 The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
  • 05 Mar 1957 Sgt Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley
  • 06 Mar 1957 Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from United Kingdom.
  • 07 Mar 1957 The United States Congress approves the Eisenhower Doctrine.
  • 08 Mar 1957 Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships.
  • 09 Mar 1957 A magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.
  • 10 Mar 1957 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy.
  • 13 Mar 1957 Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana, Cuba.
  • 14 Mar 1957 Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns.
  • 15 Mar 1957 3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb
  • 16 Mar 1957 9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young and Loretta Young
  • 17 Mar 1957 Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted
  • 18 Mar 1957 WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins
  • 20 Mar 1957 Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it.
  • 22 Mar 1957 Earthquake gives San Francisco, California the shakes.
  • 23 Mar 1957 US army sells last homing pigeons.
  • 25 Mar 1957 NBA modifies the free-throw rule.
  • 26 Mar 1957 22-year-old Elvis Presley buys Graceland on 3734 Bellevue Boulevard (Highway 51 South) for $US100,000. He and his family move from the house on 1034 Audubon Drive.
  • 27 Mar 1957 29th Academy Awards: Around World in 80 Days, Yul Brynner, and Ingrid Bergman win.
  • 29 Mar 1957 The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
  • 31 Mar 1957 Elections to the Territorial Assembly of the French colony Upper Volta are held. After the elections PDU and MDV form a government.
  • 09 Mar 1957 The 8.6 M  Andreanof Islands earthquake shakes the Aleutian Islands, causing over $5 million in damage from ground movement and a destructive tsunami.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Young Love
  2. - Butterfly
  3. - Too Much
  4. - Teen-Age Crush
  5. - Round And Round

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Garden Of Eden
  2. - Young Love
  3. - Singing The Blues
  4. - Don't Forbid Me
  5. - Knee Deep In The Blues


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1957?

Twilight For The Gods by Ernest Gann

Twilight For The Gods


Like the Age of Democracy's end, the Captain of any craft, even small, dreads giving up his ship.

The Bible As History by Werner Keller

The Bible As History


This groundbreaking book, which sheds light on historical foundations of the best-selling book ever written--the Bible -- is now available in print.

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.

The Eye Of Love by Margery Sharp

The Eye Of Love


They met at Chelsea Arts Ball. He was a paper parcel and she was a Spanish dancer. Harry Gibson and Miss Diver fell in love deeply...

The Fbi Story by Don Whitehead

The Fbi Story