Today in History for September 1957

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 76 of 76

1st - Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400
1st - WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1st - WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1st - WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
2nd - 1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die
2nd - Milwaukee Braves' Frank Torre scores 6 runs in 1 game
2nd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
3rd - Dodgers play last game in Jersey City (11-4 in NJ)
3rd - KTCA TV channel 2 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
3rd - Warren Spahn sets record for a lefty pitcher with 41st shut-out
4th - Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel
4th - Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school
Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio BatistaCuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista 5th - Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising
5th - Yugoslavia bans Milovan Djilas' book "new class marine officers"
6th - Elvis records "White Christmas", "Silent Night" & "Here Comes Santa Claus"
7th - 71st US Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Louise Brough (6-3 6-2)
7th - WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
8th - 77th US Mens Tennis: M J Anderson beats ashley j cooper (10-8 7-5 6-4)
8th - Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single "Reet Petite"
8th - Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley CooperTennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper 9th - "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1
9th - Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited
9th - Pres Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction
10th - "Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances
12th - Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits US
14th - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
14th - UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary
14th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
15th - "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premieres
15th - Adenauers CDU wins parliamentary election in West Germany
15th - SF Seals (Pacific Coast League) play their last game
16th - Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)
16th - LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers
17th - KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
17th - Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight
17th - Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat
Actress Sophia LorenActress Sophia Loren 17th - Two male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico
17th - The North East Humanists group is founded in Newcastle upon Tyne.
18th - "Wagon Train" premieres
18th - Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
19th - 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada
19th - Dalida is the first artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300,000 sales of "Bambino".
21st - "Perry Mason" with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV
21st - German sail training ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean
21st - Olav V becomes king of Norway
21st - Pote Sarasin forms government in Thailand
22nd - "Maverick" premieres
22nd - Duke Snider's 39th & 40th home runs are last hit at Ebbets Field
Singer-songwriter Buddy HollySinger-songwriter Buddy Holly 23rd - "That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1
23rd - Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
23rd - WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting
23rd - White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw
24th - Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0
24th - President Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
24th - Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.
25th - 300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark
25th - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
25th - Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
26th - "West Side Story" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 734 perfs
26th - Bernstein & Sondheim's musical "West Side Story," premieres in NYC
26th - Dag Hammarskjoeld re-elected secretary-general of UN
26th - Musical "West Side Story," opens on Broadway
26th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
27th - Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built
28th - "Dollar A Second," last airs on NBC-TV
28th - "Gisele MacKenzie Show," debuts on NBC-TV
28th - "Honeycomb," by Jimmie Rodgers hits #1
28th - Dutch Queen Juliana opens Velser Tunnels
29th - "DuPont Show of the Month," debuts on CBS-TV
29th - "Paul Winchell Show," debuts on ABC-TV
29th - 300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan)
29th - Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"
29th - NY Giants play & lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)
29th - Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die
30th - French government of Mauroy, resigns due to Algeria
30th - WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 72 of 72

1st - Gloria Estefan, [Fajardo], Havana, singer (Miami Sound Machine-Conga)
1st - Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball coach
2nd - Steve Porcaro, LA Cal, rock keyboards/vocalist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
2nd - Tony Alva, American skateboarder
3rd - Garth Ancier, American television executive
4th - Khandi Alexander, American actress
4th - Patricia Tallman, American actress
5th - Peter Winnen, Dutch bicycle road athlete
Singer Gloria EstefanSinger Gloria Estefan (1st) 6th - "Curley" Joe Smyth, Westbrook Me, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)
6th - Gwyn Evans, Welsh rugby player
6th - Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park)
6th - Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada
6th - José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal
6th - Tim Whitnall, English actor and narrator
7th - Margot Chapman, Hawaii, vocals (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight)
7th - Melvin Edward Mays, one of FBI's most wanted
8th - Heather Thomas, Greenwich Ct, actress (Jody-Fall Guy, Coed Fever)
8th - Melissa Whitmire, LPGA golfer
9th - Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French pianist
9th - Gabriele Tredozi, Italian engineer
10th - Brian Fitzpatrick, Upper Darby Pa, actor (Rick Alden-Loving)
10th - Kate Burton, Geneva Switzerland, actress (Ice Storm, August)
10th - Siobhan Fahey, Dublin, rocker (Bananarama-Venus, Shakespear's Sister)
10th - Carol Decker, UK singer (T'Pau-Heart & Soul)
11th - Jeffrey George Sluman, Rochester NY, PGA golfer (1988 PGA Champ)
11th - Jon Moss, rock drummerer (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
11th - Brad Bird, American director and animator
12th - Hawk, [Michael Hegstrand], wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom)
12th - Rachel Ward, Cornwell Manor England, actress (Thorn Birds)
12th - Hans Zimmer, German composer
13th - Mark Charles Wiebe, Seaside OR, PGA golfer (1985 Anheuser-Busch)
13th - John G. Trueschler, American politician
14th - Jerry Don Gleaton, baseball player
14th - Tim Wallach, Huntington Park, California, American MLB player (Montreal Expos 1980-1992)
14th - Kepler Wessels, Bloemfontein South Africa, South African cricketer who played for both Australia and South Africa, the latter as captain.
15th - Fulton Peter Allem, Kroonstad South Africa, PGA golfer (1993 SW Bell)
16th - Keith Connor, Anguilla, British triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1984)
16th - David McCreery, Irish footballer
17th - David Bintley, choreographer
19th - Richard M Linnehan, Lowell Mass, astronaut (STS 78, sk: 90)
20th - Arn Anderson, [Marty Lunde], wrestler (ECW/SMW/WCW/NWA/WWF)
20th - Vladmir Tkachenko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1980)
20th - Rich DiSilvio, American new media developer & artist
21st - Ethan Coen, Minneapolis Mn, producer (Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink)
21st - Lynette Love, US tai kwan do champ 1987/(Olympics 1988)
21st - Kevin Rudd, Australian politician
22nd - Johnette Napolitano, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
22nd - Lynn Herring, Enid Oklahoma, actress (Lucy Coe-General Hospital)
22nd - Mark Johnson, Madison WI, NHL forward (Olympic-gold-1980, Pitts, NJ)
Singer/Songwriter Nick CaveSinger/Songwriter Nick Cave (22nd) 22nd - Nick Cave, Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australian singer/songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads)
22nd - Pete Jones, rocker
22nd - Philip Arnold Blackmar, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1988 Provident)
22nd - Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist
23rd - Sylvie Garant, Montmagny Quebec, playmate (Nov, 1979)
23rd - Tony Fossas, Cuba, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
23rd - Rosalind Chao, American actress
23rd - Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer
25th - Rupert Haselden, journalist/Screenwriter
25th - Ian Reddington, English actor
27th - Bill Athey, cricketer (England batsman in 23 Tests 1980-88)
27th - Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
28th - Alannah Currie, Auckland NZ, rock xylophone/vocalist (Thompson Twins)
28th - Marc Duret, actor (Dobermann, Hatred, Big Blue)
29th - Andrew "Dice" Clay, [Silverstien], comedian (Adv of Ford Fairlane)
29th - Chris Broad, cricketer (prolific England opening batsman 1984-89)
29th - Craig Lefferts, MLB Pitcher
29th - Mari Wilson, British singer
29th - Tim Flannery, DJ/MLB player (SD Padres)
29th - Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer
30th - Fran Drescher, Queens NY, actress (Cadillac Man, Nanny)
30th - Gladys Portugues, NYC, Mrs Jean-Claude Van Damme/actr (It's Alive 3)
30th - William Christian, Wash DC, actor (Derek Frye-All My Children)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

Country Music Singer Patsy ClineCountry Music Singer Patsy Cline (15th) 15th - Country music legend Patsy Cline (25) weds linotype operator Charles Dick (23) in Winchester, England
17th - Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds Carlo Ponti

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 12 of 12

1st - Helen Haye, actress (Girl in the Taxi, Spy in Black), dies at 83
1st - Dennis Brain, English musician (b. 1921)
2nd - William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer, dies at 90
9th - Ettore Pozzoli, composer, dies at 84
11th - Petar Stojanovic, composer, dies at 80
16th - Ch'i Pai-shih, traditional Chinese painter, dies at 93
17th - John W "John" Eisenloeffel, goldsmith, dies at 81
20th - Jean Julius Christian Sibelius, Fin composer (Finlandia), dies at 91
21st - Haakon VII (CF Charles WA), Danish king of Norway (1905-57), dies
22nd - Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)
28th - Albert Ascoli, Italian developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, dies
28th - Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer, dies at 67

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