Historical Events for Year 1957

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Jan 1st - Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince & the Pauper," premieres in London
Jan 1st - France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
Jan 1st - International Geophysical Year begins; ends 6/30/1958 (18-mo year)
Jan 1st - George Town, Penang becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Jan 1st - An Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough RUC barracks in one of the most famous incidents of the IRA's Operation Harvest.
Jan 3rd - 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa
Jan 4th - "Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)
Jan 4th - Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000
Jan 5th - Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to NY Giants
Jan 5th - Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley Jan 6th - Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
Jan 6th - Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow Russia
Jan 9th - British premier Anthony Eden resigns
Jan 9th - Checheno-Ingush ASSR reformed in RSFSR
Jan 9th - Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper "Truth"
Jan 9th - Kalmyk Autonomous Region reformed in RSFSR
Jan 9th - Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region reestablished in RSFSR
Jan 10th - Anthony Eden resigns & Harold Macmillan becomes PM Britain
Jan 10th - Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates
Singer and Actor Bing CrosbySinger and Actor Bing Crosby Jan 11th - The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
Jan 11th - Mass-murderer Jack Gilbert Graham is executed via the Gas Chamber.
Jan 12th - Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded
Jan 13th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate
Jan 13th - Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open
Jan 13th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 19-10
Jan 13th - Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee
Jan 13th - "All that Fall", first radio play by Samuel Beckett, aired on BBC Third Programme
Jan 15th - Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new 3 year lease for Ebbets Field
Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel BeckettPlaywright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett Jan 16th - 3 B-52s leave California for 1st non-stop round world flights
Jan 16th - Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance
Jan 17th - 9-county commission recommends creation of BART
Jan 18th - 3 B-52's set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hr 19 min
Jan 19th - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
Jan 20th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
Jan 20th - Gomulka wins Poland's parliamentary election
Jan 20th - Morton Gould's "Declaration," premieres in Washington, DC
Jan 21st - KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls Jan 22nd - Israeli forces withdraw from Sinai Peninsula
Jan 22nd - Mad Bomber (George P Metesky) accused of 30 explosions, arrested
Jan 25th - FBI arrests Jack & Myra Sobel, charged with spying for USSR
Jan 26th - Bernanos & Poulenc's opera "Dialogue des Carmelites," premieres
Jan 26th - Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, forms
Jan 26th - India annexes Kashmir
Jan 26th - Joseph F Cairnes succeeds Lou Perini as Pres of Milwaukee Braves
Jan 27th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
Jan 28th - "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)
Writer Graham GreeneWriter Graham Greene Jan 29th - Graham Greene's "Potting Shed," premieres in NYC
Jan 30th - US Congress accepts "Eisenhower-doctrine"
Jan 31st - Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished
Jan 31st - Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
Feb 1st - 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline
Feb 1st - Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam
Feb 1st - Felix Wankel's first working prototype DKM 54 of the Wankel engine was running at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
Feb 2nd - "Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances
Feb 2nd - UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
Feb 3rd - Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open
Feb 4th - 1st electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse NY)
Feb 5th - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Piano Concert
Feb 8th - SF Public Library's bookmobile initiated in front of City Hall
Feb 10th - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
Feb 10th - Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
Feb 11th - KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
NHL Left Winger Ted LindsayNHL Left Winger Ted Lindsay Feb 11th - NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president
Feb 12th - Researchers announce Borazan (harder than diamonds) been developed
Feb 13th - Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans
Feb 14th - Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
Feb 15th - Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister
Feb 16th - The "Toddlers' Truce", a controversial television closedown between 6.00pm and 7.00pm was abolished in the United Kingdom.
Feb 17th - Fire in Warreton, Mo kills 72
Feb 17th - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
Feb 17th - Suez Canal reopens
Feb 17th - A fire at a home for the elderly in Warrenton, Missouri kills 72 people.
Feb 18th - Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan rebel leader is executed by the British colonial government.
Feb 20th - Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 v England, 13 wkts for match
Feb 21st - Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises
Feb 22nd - Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win
Feb 22nd - Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958
Feb 23rd - "Mr Wonderful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances
Feb 23rd - The founding congress of the Senegalese Popular Bloc is opened in Dakar.
Singer-songwriter Buddy HollySinger-songwriter Buddy Holly Feb 25th - Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"
Feb 25th - Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport
Feb 27th - Mao's famous speech to the Supreme State Conference "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People" expounding Maoist ideals
Feb 27th - Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)
Feb 28th - Jockey Johnny Longden's 5,000th career victory
Mar 1st - "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 perfs
Mar 1st - KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 1st - Kokomo the Chimp becomes Today Show animal editor
Mar 3rd - Corry Brokken wins Eurovision Song festival with "Just as then"
Mar 3rd - Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Markham & Jones (GRB)
Mar 3rd - Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)
Mar 3rd - Men's Figure Skating Champ in Colo Springs won by David Jenkins (USA)
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright Mar 3rd - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
Mar 3rd - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Colo Spr won by Carol Heiss (US)
Mar 4th - The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
Mar 5th - Eamon de Valera's Fianna Fail-party wins election in Ireland
Mar 5th - Sgt Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley (Elvis Pelvin)
Mar 6th - Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK
Mar 6th - Centenary of Dred Scott slavery court decision marked by rediscovery of Scott's grave
Mar 8th - 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
US Slave Dred ScottUS Slave Dred Scott Mar 8th - Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
Mar 8th - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
Mar 9th - 8.1 earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska
Mar 10th - Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
Mar 12th - German DR accepts 22 Russian divisions
Mar 13th - Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba
Mar 14th - Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns
Mar 15th - 3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb (Britain)
Mar 16th - 9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young & Loretta Young win
Mar 16th - Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio BatistaCuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista Mar 16th - Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1
Mar 17th - Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted
Mar 17th - Presidential plane crashes on Mt. Manunggal in Cebu, Philippines killing 25 including filippino President Ramon Magsaysay
Mar 18th - WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins
Mar 19th - Indians reject Boston's offer of $1 million for Herb Score
Mar 20th - Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it
Mar 21st - Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" premieres in NYC
Playwright Tennessee WilliamsPlaywright Tennessee Williams Mar 22nd - Earthquake gives SF shakes
Mar 22nd - Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
Mar 23rd - 19th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Kansas 54-53 (3 OTs)
Mar 23rd - US army sells last homing pigeons
Mar 25th - NBA modifies the free-throw rule
Mar 25th - Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community (Common Mkt)
Mar 27th - 29th Academy Awards - "Around World in 80 Days", Bergman, Brynner win
Mar 28th - 1st National Curling Championship held
Mar 30th - 1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony
Apr 1st - Trial begins in Budapest against participants october uprising
Apr 1st - WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, LA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Apr 1st - World's biggest glass oven used
Apr 3rd - Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" premieres in London
Apr 3rd - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
Apr 4th - Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony, premieres in Paris
Apr 6th - NYC ends trolley car service
Apr 6th - USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
Apr 6th - Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
Apr 7th - 21st Golf Masters Championship: Doug Ford wins, shooting a 283
Apr 7th - Last of NY's electric trolleys completes its final run
Apr 9th - Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy" premieres in Wash DC
Apr 9th - Suez Canal cleared for all shipping
Apr 10th - John Osborne's "Entertainer" premieres in London
Apr 10th - Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns
Apr 10th - Suez canal reopens for all traffic
Apr 10th - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
Poet Pablo NerudaPoet Pablo Neruda Apr 11th - Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires
Apr 11th - Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes 1st jet to take-off & land vertically
Apr 11th - Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
Apr 12th - Jim Spalding set a 2088 pin nine-game bowling record
Apr 12th - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
Apr 13th - "Shinbone Alley" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
Apr 13th - 11th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
Apr 13th - 11th Tony Awards: Long Days Journey into the Night & My Fair Lady win

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