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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1957?


Events

  • 01 May 1957 Flevo Boys soccer team forms in Emmeloord
  • 02 May 1957 Vincent Gigante fails to assassinate mafioso Frank Costello in Manhattan.
  • 03 May 1957 Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
  • 04 May 1957 83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2.
  • 05 May 1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open.
  • 06 May 1957 Last broadcast of I Love Lucy on CBS-TV
  • 07 May 1957 Maj Johnson, USAAF flies a Lockheed Starfight to 17.28 miles (27.8 K)
  • 10 May 1957 Dmitri Sjostakovitsch 2nd Piano concert, premieres in Moscow
  • 11 May 1957 Gabriel Paris forms Government of Colombia.
  • 12 May 1957 Erich von Stroheim, Austrian/US actor (Grand Illusion), dies at age 71.
  • 14 May 1957 New Girt in Town opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 432 performances
  • 15 May 1957 18,000 people at Madison Square Garden - Billy Graham launched a crusade
  • 16 May 1957 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae
  • 17 May 1957 School desegregation law, Brown vs. Board of education
  • 18 May 1957 83rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2.
  • 19 May 1957 Adone Zoli forms Italian Government.
  • 21 May 1957 French Government of Mollet resigns.
  • 22 May 1957 KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 24 May 1957 Anti-American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 25 May 1957 Shinbone Alley closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 26 May 1957 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open.
  • 27 May 1957 Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.
  • 28 May 1957 WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 29 May 1957 New York City Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast.
  • 30 May 1957 Real Madrid wins second Europe Cup 1 in Madrid, Spain.
  • 31 May 1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)

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Music charts

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Movies

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City of God

City of God

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Country: United States of America

The Pianist

The Pianist

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Country: United States of America

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Country: United States of America

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Directed by: Mansoor Khan

Starring: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1957?
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The Crisis Of The Old Order by Arthur Schlesinger

The Crisis Of The Old Order

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The main currents of thought and action, which reach a climax in the era of Franklin Roosevelt, had their source as far back as the Populist Movement of the 1890's.

The Nun'S Story by Kathryn Hulme

The Nun'S Story

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the nun's story

The Organization Man by William H. Whyte Jr

The Organization Man

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The Organization Man is the first complete study of a way of life that many Americans are now leading, and that many more are likely to lead.

Faith On The March by A.H. Macmillan

Faith On The March

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Faith on the March, A. H. MacMillan

The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever

The Wapshot Chronicle

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When The Wapshot Chronicle was published in 1957, John Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the 1958 National Book Award,