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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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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Elia Kazan

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

Country: United States of America

Desk Set

Desk Set

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Joan Blondell

Country: United States of America

Love in the Afternoon

Love in the Afternoon

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver

Country: United States of America

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Release year: 1957

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet

Country: United States of America

Designing Woman

Designing Woman

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray, Sam Levene

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1957?
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The Lion And The Throne by Catherine Drinker Bowen

The Lion And The Throne

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Sir Edward Coke was perhaps the pre-eminent jurist during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth and King James of England. He was the prime author of the Petition of Right, so this

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.

This Hallowed Ground by Bruce Catton

This Hallowed Ground

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First published in 1955, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton’s classic account of the Civil War simultaneously captures the dramatic scope and intimate experience of that epic struggle in one brilliant volume.

Blue Camellia by Frances Parkinson Keyes

Blue Camellia

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SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 432 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition assumed with none stated. JULIAN MESSNER, NY 1957.

Stay Alive All Your Life by Norman Vincent Peale

Stay Alive All Your Life

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"Those who received help from The Power of Positive Thinking will find in these pages further guidance toward a more dynamic and creative life."