September 1957 calendar

September 1957

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1957?


  • 01 Sep 1957 Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400
  • 02 Sep 1957 1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die
  • 03 Sep 1957 Dodgers play last game in Jersey City
  • 04 Sep 1957 Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school
  • 05 Sep 1957 Cuban Dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising
  • 06 Sep 1957 Elvis records White Xmas, Silent Night andHere Comes Santa Claus
  • 07 Sep 1957 71st US Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Louise Brough
  • 08 Sep 1957 77th US Mens Tennis: M J Anderson beats Ashley J Cooper
  • 09 Sep 1957 Diana by Paul Anka reaches #1
  • 10 Sep 1957 Mask & Gown opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • 12 Sep 1957 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits US
  • 14 Sep 1957 ''Have Gun, Will Travel'' premieres on CBS.
  • 15 Sep 1957 Bachelor Father with John Forsythe premieres
  • 16 Sep 1957 Coup in Thailand
  • 17 Sep 1957 2 male attorneys stand in as actress Sophia Loren and producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico
  • 18 Sep 1957 Wagon Train premieres
  • 19 Sep 1957 First underground nuclear explosion (Las Vegas, Nevada).
  • 21 Sep 1957 Perry Mason with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV
  • 22 Sep 1957 Maverick premieres
  • 23 Sep 1957 Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
  • 24 Sep 1957 Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
  • 25 Sep 1957 300 US Army troops guard nine black kids' return to Central High School in Arkansas.
  • 26 Sep 1957 West Side Story opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 734 performances
  • 27 Sep 1957 Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built
  • 28 Sep 1957 Dollar A Second, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 29 Sep 1957 DuPont Show of the Month, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 30 Sep 1957 French government of Mauroy, resigns due to Algeria
  • 04 Sep 1957 American Civil Rights Movement: Little Rock Crisis: The governor of Arkansas calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Little Rock Central High School, resulting in the lawsuit Cooper v. Aaron the following year.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
  2. - Tammyyoutube
  3. - Dianayoutube
  4. - Bye Bye Love
  5. - That'll Be The Dayyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - All Shook Upyoutube
  2. - Dianayoutube
  3. - Love Letters In The Sandyoutube
  4. - Gamblin' Man / Putting On The Styleyoutube
  5. - Last Train To San Fernandoyoutube


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1957?

The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop

The Day Christ Died


"This book is about the most dramatic day of history, the day Jesus of Nazareth was killed.

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage


John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage was written in 1955 by the junior senator of Massachusetts. It served as a clear call to all Americans.

The Flower Drum Song by C.Y. Lee

The Flower Drum Song


The Flower Drum Song, originally published in 1957 was a pioneering work of popular literature. It was a bestseller that inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical.

The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv by John Steinbeck

The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv


John Steinbeck's only political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV turns the French Revolution upside-down as Pippin Heristal, an amateur astronomer, is drafted to lead the country.

The World Of Suzie Wong by Richard Mason

The World Of Suzie Wong


Penguin Books has reintroduced the classic story of the love between a British artist, and a Chinese prostitute.