October 1957 calendar

October 1957

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1957?


  • 01 Oct 1957 B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of the USSR attack
  • 02 Oct 1957 New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores
  • 03 Oct 1957 Willy Brandt elected Mayor of West Berlin
  • 04 Oct 1957 Leave It to Beaver, debuts on CBS
  • 05 Oct 1957 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
  • 06 Oct 1957 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open
  • 07 Oct 1957 American Bandstand premieres
  • 08 Oct 1957 Procter and Gamble-director N McElroy becomes US Minister of Defense
  • 09 Oct 1957 U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
  • 10 Oct 1957 Accident at British nuclear reactor in Windsdale
  • 11 Oct 1957 US Air Force Colonel Paul Irving "Pappy" Gunn is killed in the crash of a Twin Beech plane in the Philippines.
  • 12 Oct 1957 Mask & Gown closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • 13 Oct 1957 German Democratic Republic recalls the East Mark and issues new currency.
  • 14 Oct 1957 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian Monarch to open up an annual session of the Canadian Parliament, presenting her Speech from the Throne in Ottawa, Canada.
  • 15 Oct 1957 Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players
  • 16 Oct 1957 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
  • 17 Oct 1957 Copper & Brass opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 19 Oct 1957 Damn Yankees closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 1,022 performances
  • 20 Oct 1957 Karachi A (277-0d) beat Sind A by an innings w / o losing a wkt
  • 21 Oct 1957 Giants purchase Class-A Phoenix team
  • 22 Oct 1957 Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany
  • 23 Oct 1957 First test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3.
  • 24 Oct 1957 Cin Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
  • 25 Oct 1957 Russian Minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
  • 26 Oct 1957 Vatican Radio begins broadcasting.
  • 27 Oct 1957 Celal Bayar re-elected President of Turkey
  • 28 Oct 1957 WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 29 Oct 1957 Israel's prime minister David Ben Gurion and five of his ministers are injured when a hand grenade is tossed into Israel's parliament, the Knesset.
  • 30 Oct 1957 Soviet Union launches, Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika
  • 31 Oct 1957 Jamaica opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances
  • 04 Oct 1957 Sputnik 1 becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Tammy
  2. - Honeycomb
  3. - Wake Up Little Susie
  4. - Diana
  5. - Jailhouse Rock

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Diana
  2. - Love Letters In The Sand
  3. - That'll Be The Day
  4. - Last Train To San Fernando
  5. - Tammy


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1957?

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.

The Age Of Revolution by Winston S. Churchill

The Age Of Revolution


Winston S. Churchill's "A History of the English Speaking Peoples", is the greatest literary masterpiece of the 20th century.

The Pink Hotel by Dorothy Erskine and Patrick Dennis

The Pink Hotel


Dust jacket notes: "It is a large, if admittedly quite peculiar, world, and there are all kinds of people in it, especially in resort hotels during season.

The Age Of Steam by Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg

The Age Of Steam


This classic portrait gallery will transport your mind to a time when trains were steaming across America.

The Sound Of Thunder by Taylor Caldwell

The Sound Of Thunder