November 1957 calendar

November 1957

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1957?


  • 01 Nov 1957 KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Nov 1957 First titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio, USA.
  • 03 Nov 1957 USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
  • 04 Nov 1957 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
  • 06 Nov 1957 Rumple opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 07 Nov 1957 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 08 Nov 1957 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • 11 Nov 1957 Demolition begins on cable car barn at California and Hyde
  • 14 Nov 1957 Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • 15 Nov 1957 US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years and US$3,000 fine.
  • 16 Nov 1957 Copper & Brass closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 17 Nov 1957 WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 18 Nov 1957 Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
  • 19 Nov 1957 Antonin Novotny appointed President of Czechoslovakia
  • 22 Nov 1957 Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in New York
  • 25 Nov 1957 US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech.
  • 26 Nov 1957 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 27 Nov 1957 Army withdraws for Little Rock Ark, after Central HS integration
  • 28 Nov 1957 Look Homeward, Angel with Anthony Perkins premieres in New York City
  • 29 Nov 1957 New York Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers and Giants
  • 30 Nov 1957 Happy Hunting closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances
  • 08 Nov 1957 Pan Am Flight 7 disappears between San Francisco and Honolulu. Wreckage and bodies are discovered a week later.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Wake Up Little Susie
  2. - Jailhouse Rock
  3. - Tammy
  4. - Silhouettes
  5. - You Send Me

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Diana
  2. - That'll Be The Day
  3. - Party
  4. - Tammy
  5. - Mary's Boy Child


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1957?

Dreamers Of The American Dream by Stewart Hall Holbrook

Dreamers Of The American Dream


This is a story about the incredible achievements and failures of visionaries who tried to create something that America couldn't find.

The Return Of Lady Brace by Nancy Wilson Ross

The Return Of Lady Brace


Nancy Wilson, Book by Ross

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

On The Road


Jack Kerouac's masterpiece, at the time, was the bible for the Beat Generation and the perfect prose accompaniment to Allen Ginsberg’s Howl.

Those Without Shadows by Francoise Sagan

Those Without Shadows


This rare antiquarian book is a facsimile of the original. It may have marks, marginalia, and other imperfections due to its age.

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.