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 (11-4 in NJ)
  • 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 (63 62)
  • 08 Sep 1957 77th US Mens Tennis: M J Anderson beats Ashley J Cooper (108 75 64)
  • 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 (Premier Songgram deposed)
  • 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

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Release year: 1957

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Country: United States of America

The Thin Man

The Thin Man

Release year: 1957

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in September 1957?
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Life At Happy Knoll by John P. Marquand

Life At Happy Knoll


First hardcover edition. Golf fiction.

By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens

By Love Possessed


A highly-respected, middle-aged lawyer's involvements with love are revealed in a series of flashbacks

The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier

The Scapegoat


"Someone jolted my elbow as I drank and said, 'Je vous demande pardon,' and as I moved to give him space he turned and stared at me and I at him,

The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv by John Steinbeck

The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv


In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the

Nuclear Weapons And Foreign Policy by Henry A. Kissinger

Nuclear Weapons And Foreign Policy


Henry Alfred Kissinger is a German-born American writer, political scientist, diplomat, and businessman. A recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, he served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon …