1957: On This Year


1957 (MCMLVII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1957th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1957 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1957 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1957, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1957, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1957, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1957, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1957.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1957 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1957 known for ?

  • 1957 was a year to remember in a number of fields. In literature, for example, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road was published. This work was a major piece in the Beat genre and sketches out the beginning of the Counterculture movement in the United States.
  • This was also the year that Ayn Rand’s most famous work, Atlas Shrugged, was published. A famously divisive work, this was undeniably Rand’s greatest and most influential piece.
  • This was an important year for theatre, film, and television as well. In theatre, Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story opened on Broadway. In film, Loving You and Jailhouse Rock were released in the US, starring Elvis Presley. The former of the two was his first starring role. This year was also when The Bridge on the River Kwaipremiered in the United Kingdom. The film would go on to win Best Picture at the 30th Academy Awards in 1958.
  • In television, Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was telecast live on CBS. This year, CBS’s The Seven Lively Arts presented Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker, for the first time on American television. 1957 was also the year that Leave It to Beaver premiered. The show would attain cultural icon status, with its idealized portrayal of suburban life in America.
  • There were some major cultural events that occurred this year, too. This was the year that Elvis Presley bought Graceland, his famous estate in Memphis, Tennessee. The Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles this year, bringing the legendary franchise to California. 1957 was also the year that Paul McCartney and John Lennon met for the first time in Liverpool, England. The meeting occurred three years before The Beatles were formed. In space exploration, this was the year that the Soviets launched Sputnik 2. This mission launched the first animal to orbit the Earth, a dog, called Laika.

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1957: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1957, during the 30th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 26/03/1958 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1957:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1957?

The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Oscar for Best Movie went to The Bridge on the River Kwai, directed by David Lean, starring William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1957?

The Bridge On The River Kwai
The Oscar for Best Director went to David Lean, for the movie The Bridge On The River Kwai, starring produced in the .

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1957?

The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Oscar for Best Actor went to Alec Guinness, for the movie The Bridge on the River Kwai, starring William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1957?

The Three Faces of Eve
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Joanne Woodward, for the movie The Three Faces of Eve, starring Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Edwin Jerome produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1957?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Red Buttons, for the movie Sayonara, starring Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, James Garner produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1957?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Miyoshi Umeki, for the movie Sayonara, starring Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, James Garner produced in the United States of America.
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1957: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Nikita Khrushchev
In 1957, Nikita Khrushchev was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. In 1957, Khrushchev consolidated his leadership of the Soviet Union, surviving a plot to dismiss him by members of the Presidium, and leading the Soviet Union into the Space Race with the launch of Sputnik 1.

1957: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1957 were:

The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier

The Scapegoat


"Someone jolted me as I drank, and said, "Je vous demande pardon." As I tried to move to give him space, he turned around and looked at me, and I at him.

The Last Angry Man by Gerald Green

The Last Angry Man


"There are not enough people who get mad, just plain mad. Sam Abelman is a doctor who doesn't take the easy route.

The Nun'S Story by Kathryn Hulme

The Nun'S Story


The story of the nun

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.

Stay Alive All Your Life by Norman Vincent Peale

Stay Alive All Your Life


"Those who have received assistance from The Power of Positive Thinking can find further guidance in these pages to help them live a more creative and dynamic life."

Rooster chinese zodiac sign

1957: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1957?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1957 was the Year of the Rooster.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Rooster sign.

Nobel Prize

1957: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1957: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 1957 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Tsung-Dao Lee
  • Chen Ning Yang

1957: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 1957 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • The Lord Todd
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1957: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1957 were Michael, James and David for boys and Mary, Susan and Linda for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1957: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1957 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • James
  • David
  • Robert
  • John
  • William
  • Mark
  • Richard
  • Thomas
  • Steven

1957: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1957 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Mary
  • Susan
  • Linda
  • Debra
  • Karen
  • Deborah
  • Cynthia
  • Patricia
  • Barbara
  • Donna

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1957: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1957, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was So Rare by Jimmy Dorsey

1957: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1957 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. So Rare by Jimmy Dorsey
  2. Love Letters In The Sand by Pat Boone
  3. Bye Bye Love by The Everly Brothers
  4. All Shook Up by Elvis Presley
  5. Tammy by Debbie Reynolds
  6. Searchin' by The Coasters
  7. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley
  8. Round And Round by Perry Como
  9. Little Darlin' by The Diamonds
  10. Young Love by Tab Hunter

1957: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1957, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was All Shook Up by Elvis Presley

1957: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1957 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. All Shook Up by Elvis Presley
  2. Love Letters In The Sand by Pat Boone
  3. The Garden Of Eden by Frankie Vaughan
  4. Singing The Blues by Guy Mitchell
  5. We Will Make Love by Russ Hamilton
  6. Young Love by Tab Hunter
  7. Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte
  8. Diana by Paul Anka
  9. Long Tall Sally by Little Richard
  10. Don't Forbid Me by Pat Boone

1957: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1957 were:

Kalle wird Bürgermeister

Kalle wird Bürgermeister

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Fritz Genschow

Starring: Wolfgang Condrus, Fritz Genschow, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1957



Release year: 1957

Directed by: Guru Dutt

Starring: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Country: United States of America

world population

1957: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1957 was 2,873,306,090 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 32.0% of the total population, which is roughly 919.5 million individuals.The annual population change in 1957 was an increase of +50.8 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.8% over the previous year.The average population density in 1957 was 12 persons per square mile (or 19 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 1957?

Here's what happened in 1957:

  • Jan 1, 1957: France returns Saar to become the 10th state of German Federal Republic.
  • Jan 2, 1957: The San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges merge to form the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange.
  • Jan 3, 1957: First electric watch introduced, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Jan 4, 1957: Blondie situation comedy premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 5, 1957: US President Dwight Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Middle East.
  • Jan 6, 1957: Elvis Presley makes his 7th and final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
  • Jan 9, 1957: Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper Truth
  • Jan 10, 1957: Anthony Eden resigns and Harold Macmillan becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain.
  • Jan 11, 1957: The African Convention is founded in Dakar, Senegal.
  • Jan 12, 1957: Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded.
  • Jan 13, 1957: Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate.
  • Jan 14, 1957: Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
  • Jan 15, 1957: Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new three-year lease for Ebbets Field.
  • Jan 16, 1957: 3 B-52s leave California for 1st non-stop round world flights
  • Jan 17, 1957: 9-county commission recommends creation of BART
  • Jan 20, 1957: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.
  • Jan 21, 1957: KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 22, 1957: Israeli forces withdraw from the Sinai Penisula.
  • Jan 23, 1957: Ku Klux Klan members force truck driver Willie Edwards to jump off a bridge into the Alabama River he drowns as a result.
  • Jan 25, 1957: FBI arrests Jack and Myra Sobel, charged with spying for the USSR.
  • Jan 26, 1957: India annexes Kashmir.
  • Jan 27, 1957: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open.
  • Jan 28, 1957: Tonight! America After Dark premieres, with Jack Lescoulie and Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC
  • Jan 30, 1957: US Congress accepts "Eisenhower-doctrine".
  • Jan 31, 1957: Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished.
  • Feb 1, 1957: 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline
  • Feb 2, 1957: Candide closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • Feb 3, 1957: Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open.
  • Feb 4, 1957: First electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse, New York, USA).
  • Feb 5, 1957: Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Piano Concert
  • Feb 10, 1957: Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
  • Feb 11, 1957: KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 12, 1957: Researchers announce Borazan (harder than diamonds) has been developed.
  • Feb 13, 1957: Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Feb 14, 1957: Georgia Senate unanimously approves Senator Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites.
  • Feb 15, 1957: Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister.
  • Feb 16, 1957: The ''Toddlers' Truce'', a controversial television close down between 6.00pm and 7.00pm is abolished in the United Kingdom.
  • Feb 17, 1957: Suez Canal reopens
  • Feb 18, 1957: Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is executed by the British colonial government.
  • Feb 20, 1957: Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 versus England, 13 wickets for match.
  • Feb 21, 1957: Dodgers (Ft Worth) and Cubs (LA) trade minor league franchises
  • Feb 22, 1957: Jockey Ted Atkinson records his 3,500th win.
  • Feb 23, 1957: Mr Wonderful closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances
  • Feb 25, 1957: US Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust-exempt professional sport.
  • Feb 27, 1957: Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an X: Xavier Cugat Show on NBC
  • Mar 1, 1957: Ziegfeld Follies of 1957 opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 performances
  • Mar 3, 1957: Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Markham and Jones
  • Mar 4, 1957: The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
  • Mar 5, 1957: Sgt Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley
  • Mar 6, 1957: Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from United Kingdom.
  • Mar 7, 1957: The United States Congress approves the Eisenhower Doctrine.
  • Mar 8, 1957: Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships.
  • Mar 9, 1957: A magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.
  • Mar 10, 1957: Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy.
  • Mar 13, 1957: Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana, Cuba.
  • Mar 14, 1957: Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns.
  • Mar 15, 1957: 3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb
  • Mar 16, 1957: 9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young and Loretta Young
  • Mar 17, 1957: Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted
  • Mar 18, 1957: WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins
  • Mar 20, 1957: Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it.
  • Mar 22, 1957: Earthquake gives San Francisco, California the shakes.
  • Mar 23, 1957: US army sells last homing pigeons.
  • Mar 25, 1957: NBA modifies the free-throw rule.
  • Mar 26, 1957: 22-year-old Elvis Presley buys Graceland on 3734 Bellevue Boulevard (Highway 51 South) for $US100,000. He and his family move from the house on 1034 Audubon Drive.
  • Mar 27, 1957: 29th Academy Awards: Around World in 80 Days, Yul Brynner, and Ingrid Bergman win.
  • Mar 29, 1957: The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
  • Mar 31, 1957: Elections to the Territorial Assembly of the French colony Upper Volta are held. After the elections PDU and MDV form a government.
  • Apr 1, 1957: WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, LA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 5, 1957: In India, Communists win the first elections in united Kerala and E.M.S. Namboodiripad is sworn in as the first chief minister.
  • Apr 6, 1957: New York City ends trolley car service
  • Apr 7, 1957: Last of New York's electric trolleys completes its final run.
  • Apr 9, 1957: Suez Canal cleared for all shipping.
  • Apr 10, 1957: Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns.
  • Apr 11, 1957: Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires
  • Apr 12, 1957: Jim Spalding sets a 2088-pin nine-game bowling record.
  • Apr 13, 1957: Shinbone Alley opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Apr 14, 1957: Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open.
  • Apr 15, 1957: Congress gives Post Office $41M; restoring Saturday mail delivery
  • Apr 17, 1957: Suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams is found not guilty of murder at the Old Bailey.
  • Apr 20, 1957: 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Connecticut in 2:20:05.
  • Apr 21, 1957: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum
  • Apr 22, 1957: All NL teams intergates, John Irwin Kennedy is 1st black on Phillies
  • Apr 24, 1957: Chicago Cubs' pitchers walk National League record nine Cincinnati Reds in 5th inning.
  • Apr 25, 1957: WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 26, 1957: Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens
  • Apr 28, 1957: WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 29, 1957: First military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA.
  • May 1, 1957: Flevo Boys soccer team forms in Emmeloord
  • May 2, 1957: Vincent Gigante fails to assassinate mafioso Frank Costello in Manhattan.
  • May 3, 1957: Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
  • May 4, 1957: 83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2.
  • May 5, 1957: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open.
  • May 6, 1957: Last broadcast of I Love Lucy on CBS-TV
  • May 7, 1957: Maj Johnson, USAAF flies a Lockheed Starfight to 17.28 miles
  • May 10, 1957: Dmitri Sjostakovitsch 2nd Piano concert, premieres in Moscow
  • May 11, 1957: Gabriel Paris forms Government of Colombia.
  • May 12, 1957: Erich von Stroheim, Austrian/US actor (Grand Illusion), dies at age 71.
  • May 14, 1957: New Girt in Town opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 432 performances
  • May 15, 1957: 18,000 people at Madison Square Garden - Billy Graham launched a crusade
  • May 16, 1957: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae
  • May 17, 1957: School desegregation law, Brown vs. Board of education
  • May 18, 1957: 83rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2.
  • May 19, 1957: Adone Zoli forms Italian Government.
  • May 21, 1957: French Government of Mollet resigns.
  • May 22, 1957: KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 24, 1957: Anti-American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan.
  • May 25, 1957: Shinbone Alley closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • May 26, 1957: Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open.
  • May 27, 1957: Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.
  • May 28, 1957: WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • May 29, 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.
  • May 30, 1957: Real Madrid wins second Europe Cup 1 in Madrid, Spain.
  • May 31, 1957: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Jun 1, 1957: 1st US runner breaks 4 minute mile
  • Jun 2, 1957: Fay Crocker wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jun 4, 1957: May and Cowdrey make 411 stand vs. WI Ramadhin bowls 98 overs
  • Jun 5, 1957: New York narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes.
  • Jun 6, 1957: The decision of the Automobile Manufacturers Association (in the USA) to ban race involvement is announced. The ban on racing involvement includes not helping others, not supply pace cars, not publicize any results, not advertise any features of passenger cars that suggest speed.
  • Jun 9, 1957: Anthony Eden resigns as British Prime Minister.
  • Jun 10, 1957: 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs
  • Jun 12, 1957: Stan Musial plays in 823rd game
  • Jun 13, 1957: Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Jun 14, 1957: 42.0 cm rain falls on East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Jun 15, 1957: Ziegfeld Follies of 1957 closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 performances
  • Jun 16, 1957: French offensive in Algeria
  • Jun 17, 1957: So Rare by Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra peaks at #2
  • Jun 18, 1957: John Diefenbacker (Conservative) takes office as Prime Minister of Canada.
  • Jun 21, 1957: Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister.
  • Jun 22, 1957: The Soviet Union launches an R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar).
  • Jun 24, 1957: I Love Lucy, last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 25, 1957: Jonathan Winters Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 27, 1957: 390 die by Hurricane Audrey in coastal Louisiana and Texas, USA.
  • Jun 28, 1957: Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron to team
  • Jun 29, 1957: Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj and Sjepilov leave USSR communist party
  • Jul 1, 1957: WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield / Keene / Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 2, 1957: 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback
  • Jul 4, 1957: Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase
  • Jul 5, 1957: 71st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper
  • Jul 6, 1957: 64th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard
  • Jul 7, 1957: Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast
  • Jul 8, 1957: Baeball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
  • Jul 9, 1957: Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced.
  • Jul 12, 1957: US Surgeon General Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer
  • Jul 14, 1957: Soviet steamer Eshghbad sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270
  • Jul 15, 1957: Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die
  • Jul 16, 1957: Marine Major John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (3:28:08).
  • Jul 19, 1957: First rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada, USA.
  • Jul 21, 1957: 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament
  • Jul 24, 1957: KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 25, 1957: Monarchy in Tunisa abolished in favor of a republic.
  • Jul 26, 1957: Mickey Mantle hits career home run number 200.
  • Jul 28, 1957: Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance
  • Jul 29, 1957: Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Aug 1, 1957: Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam
  • Aug 3, 1957: British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
  • Aug 4, 1957: Juan Manuel Fangio, driving for Maserati, wins the Formula One German Grand Prix, clinching (with 4 wins that season) his record 5th world drivers championship, including his 4th consecutive championship (also a record) these 2 records endure for nearly half a century.
  • Aug 5, 1957: American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage ''baby-boomers'' by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.
  • Aug 8, 1957: USSR offers Syria economic / military aid
  • Aug 9, 1957: 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Giants 22, All-Stars 12
  • Aug 11, 1957: Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • Aug 15, 1957: David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
  • Aug 17, 1957: Richie Ashburn, fouls hit fan Alice Roth twice in same at bat 1st one breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher
  • Aug 18, 1957: Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
  • Aug 19, 1957: US Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon
  • Aug 20, 1957: Simply Heavenly opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • Aug 21, 1957: 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan
  • Aug 22, 1957: Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Aug 25, 1957: Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao
  • Aug 26, 1957: USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • Aug 27, 1957: Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes
  • Aug 28, 1957: US Senator Strom Thurmond begins 24-hour filibuster against civil rights bill.
  • Aug 29, 1957: US Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957.
  • Aug 30, 1957: US senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights
  • Aug 31, 1957: Malayasia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain
  • Sep 1, 1957: Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400
  • Sep 2, 1957: 1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die
  • Sep 3, 1957: Dodgers play last game in Jersey City
  • Sep 4, 1957: Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school
  • Sep 5, 1957: Cuban Dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising
  • Sep 6, 1957: Elvis records White Xmas, Silent Night andHere Comes Santa Claus
  • Sep 7, 1957: 71st US Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Louise Brough
  • Sep 8, 1957: 77th US Mens Tennis: M J Anderson beats Ashley J Cooper
  • Sep 9, 1957: Diana by Paul Anka reaches #1
  • Sep 10, 1957: Mask & Gown opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • Sep 12, 1957: Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits US
  • Sep 14, 1957: ''Have Gun, Will Travel'' premieres on CBS.
  • Sep 15, 1957: Bachelor Father with John Forsythe premieres
  • Sep 16, 1957: Coup in Thailand
  • Sep 17, 1957: 2 male attorneys stand in as actress Sophia Loren and producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico
  • Sep 18, 1957: Wagon Train premieres
  • Sep 19, 1957: First underground nuclear explosion (Las Vegas, Nevada).
  • Sep 21, 1957: Perry Mason with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV
  • Sep 22, 1957: Maverick premieres
  • Sep 23, 1957: Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
  • Sep 24, 1957: Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
  • Sep 25, 1957: 300 US Army troops guard nine black kids' return to Central High School in Arkansas.
  • Sep 26, 1957: West Side Story opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 734 performances
  • Sep 27, 1957: Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built
  • Sep 28, 1957: Dollar A Second, last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29, 1957: DuPont Show of the Month, debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 30, 1957: French government of Mauroy, resigns due to Algeria
  • Oct 1, 1957: B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of the USSR attack
  • Oct 2, 1957: New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores
  • Oct 3, 1957: Willy Brandt elected Mayor of West Berlin
  • Oct 4, 1957: Leave It to Beaver, debuts on CBS
  • Oct 5, 1957: 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
  • Oct 6, 1957: Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open
  • Oct 7, 1957: American Bandstand premieres
  • Oct 8, 1957: Procter and Gamble-director N McElroy becomes US Minister of Defense
  • Oct 9, 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.
  • Oct 10, 1957: Accident at British nuclear reactor in Windsdale
  • Oct 11, 1957: US Air Force Colonel Paul Irving "Pappy" Gunn is killed in the crash of a Twin Beech plane in the Philippines.
  • Oct 12, 1957: Mask & Gown closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • Oct 13, 1957: German Democratic Republic recalls the East Mark and issues new currency.
  • Oct 14, 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.
  • Oct 15, 1957: Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players
  • Oct 16, 1957: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
  • Oct 17, 1957: Copper & Brass opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Oct 19, 1957: Damn Yankees closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 1,022 performances
  • Oct 20, 1957: Karachi A (277-0d) beat Sind A by an innings w / o losing a wkt
  • Oct 21, 1957: Giants purchase Class-A Phoenix team
  • Oct 22, 1957: Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany
  • Oct 23, 1957: First test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3.
  • Oct 24, 1957: Cin Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
  • Oct 25, 1957: Russian Minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
  • Oct 26, 1957: Vatican Radio begins broadcasting.
  • Oct 27, 1957: Celal Bayar re-elected President of Turkey
  • Oct 28, 1957: WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 29, 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.
  • Oct 30, 1957: Soviet Union launches, Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika
  • Oct 31, 1957: Jamaica opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances
  • Nov 1, 1957: KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 2, 1957: First titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio, USA.
  • Nov 3, 1957: USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
  • Nov 4, 1957: 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
  • Nov 6, 1957: Rumple opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Nov 7, 1957: Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 8, 1957: Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Nov 11, 1957: Demolition begins on cable car barn at California and Hyde
  • Nov 14, 1957: Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • Nov 15, 1957: US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years and US$3,000 fine.
  • Nov 16, 1957: Copper & Brass closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Nov 17, 1957: WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 18, 1957: Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
  • Nov 19, 1957: Antonin Novotny appointed President of Czechoslovakia
  • Nov 22, 1957: Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in New York
  • Nov 25, 1957: US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech.
  • Nov 26, 1957: WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 27, 1957: Army withdraws for Little Rock Ark, after Central HS integration
  • Nov 28, 1957: Look Homeward, Angel with Anthony Perkins premieres in New York City
  • Nov 29, 1957: New York Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers and Giants
  • Nov 30, 1957: Happy Hunting closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances
  • Dec 1, 1957: In Indonesia, Sukarno announces the nationalization of 246 Dutch businesses.
  • Dec 2, 1957: 1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens
  • Dec 3, 1957: 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB).
  • Dec 4, 1957: The Lewisham train disaster in the UK leaves 92 dead.
  • Dec 5, 1957: New York City becomes first city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law).
  • Dec 6, 1957: AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987).
  • Dec 7, 1957: Tony Kubek of the New York Yankees selected as American League Rookie of the Year.
  • Dec 10, 1957: Canadian diplomat Lester B. Pearson receives the Nobel Peace Prize for his peackeeping efforts in the United Nations.
  • Dec 11, 1957: Jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra
  • Dec 12, 1957: US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond).
  • Dec 14, 1957: Most Happy Fella closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 performances
  • Dec 16, 1957: Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • Dec 17, 1957: US successfully test-fires Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • Dec 18, 1957: Shippingport Atomic Power Stn, 1st nuke plant to generate electricity
  • Dec 19, 1957: Music Man opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances
  • Dec 20, 1957: Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service
  • Dec 21, 1957: Indonesia proclaims end to state of war.
  • Dec 22, 1957: KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
  • Dec 25, 1957: Ed Gein found insane of murder
  • Dec 29, 1957: Singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
  • Dec 30, 1957: Israeli government of Ben-Gurion resigns.
  • Dec 31, 1957: Disneyland in Anaheim, California, welcomes its 10-millionth guest.
  • Jan 1, 1957: George Town, Penang, is made a city by a royal charter of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.


What does the year 1957 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1957 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 58th year of the 20th century and the 7th year of the 1950s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1956 and precedes 1958.

calendars for year 1957

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