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
Jan 6th - Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 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
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
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 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
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
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls Jan 20th - Morton Gould's "Declaration" premieres in Washington, DC
Jan 21st - KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
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 Pacifist Socialist 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)
Jan 29th - Graham Greene's "Potting Shed" premieres in NYC
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 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 - 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 freedom fighter 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 Springs 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 Colorado Springs won by David Jenkins (USA)
Mar 3rd - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
Mar 3rd - Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs 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
US Slave Dred ScottUS Slave Dred Scott 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
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 Filipino 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
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
Playwright Tennessee WilliamsPlaywright Tennessee Williams 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)
Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel BeckettPlaywright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett 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
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
Poet Pablo NerudaPoet Pablo Neruda 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
Apr 13th - Due to lack of funds, Saturday mail delivery in US is temporarily halted

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