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Historical Events for the Year 1957

  • 1st January » George Town, Penang becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Elizabeth II.
  • 1st January » An Irish Republican Army (1922–1969) Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough Royal Ulster Constabulary RUC barracks during Border Campaign (Irish Republican Army) Operation Harvest; two IRA volunteers killed.
  • 3rd January » The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
  • 5th January » In a speech given to the United States Congress, United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the establishment of what will later be called the Eisenhower Doctrine.
  • 9th January » Prime Minster of the United Kingdom called British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden resigns from office following his failure to Suez Crisis known as retake the Suez Canal from Egyptian sovereignty.
  • 11th January » The African Convention is founded in Dakar called Dakar, Senegal.
  • 14th January » Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
  • 22nd January » Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.
  • 22nd January » The New York City "Mad Bomber", George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
  • 23rd January » American inventor Walter Frederick Morrison sells the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O toy company, which later renames it the "Frisbee".
  • 31st January » Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, Los Angeles called Pacoima, California are killed following the Pacoima aircraft accident known as mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
  • 2nd February » Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage.
  • 3rd February » Senegalese political party Democratic Rally (Senegal) or Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).
  • 18th February » Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is executed by the British colonial government.
  • 18th February » Walter James Bolton becomes the last person Capital punishment in New Zealand called legally executed in New Zealand.
  • 22nd February » Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a Vietcong e.g communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
  • 4th March » The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
  • 6th March » Ghana becomes the first Sub-Saharan Africa called Sub-Saharan country to gain independence from the British
  • 8th March » Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
  • 8th March » The 1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress, which petitions the United States Congress known as U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the U.S. state of Georgia.
  • 8th March » Ghana joins the United Nations.
  • 9th March » A Moment magnitude scale or magnitude 1957 Andreanof Islands earthquake called 8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.
  • 13th March » Cuban student revolutionaries storm the Museum of the Revolution (Cuba) named presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of List of Presidents of Cuba named President Fulgencio Batista.
  • 17th March » A 1957 Cebu Douglas C-47 crash or plane crash in Cebu, Philippines kills President of the Philippines known as Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
  • 25th March » The European Economic Community is established with West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg as the first members.
  • 29th March » The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
  • 31st March » Upper Volta Territorial Assembly election, 1957 Elections to the Territorial Assembly of the French colony French Upper Volta Upper Volta are held. After the elections Unified Democratic Party PDU and Voltaic Democratic Movement MDV form a government.
  • 1st April » The BBC broadcasts the spaghetti tree hoax on its current affairs programme 'Panorama (TV series) or Panorama'.
  • 5th April » In India, Communist Party of India or Communists win the first elections in united Kerala and E.M.S. Namboodiripad is sworn in as the first chief minister.
  • 6th April » Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
  • 9th April » The Suez Canal in Egypt is cleared and opens to shipping.
  • 10th April » The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months.
  • 11th April » United Kingdom agrees to Singaporean Self-governance of Singapore named self-rule.
  • 15th April » White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is municipal incorporation called incorporated as a new city.
  • 24th April » Suez Crisis: The Suez Canal is reopened following the introduction of United Nations Emergency Force named UNEF peacekeepers to the region.
  • 24th April » The BBC first broadcast The Sky at Night presented by Patrick Moore
  • 1st May » Thirty-four people are killed when a Vickers VC.1 Viking named Vickers Viking airliner 1957 Blackbushe Viking accident or crashes in Hampshire England.
  • 15th May » At Malden Island in the Pacific Ocean, Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb in Operation Grapple Grapple called Operation Grapple.
  • 9th June » First ascent of Broad Peak by Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl.
  • 10th June » John Diefenbaker leads the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to a stunning upset in the Canadian federal election, 1957, ending 22 years of Liberal Party of Canada or Liberal Party government.
  • 22nd June » The Soviet Union launches an R-12 Dvina e.g R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar).
  • 24th June » In 'Roth v. United States', the Supreme Court of the United States named U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution e.g First Amendment.
  • 27th June » Hurricane Audrey makes landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border, killing over 400 people, mainly in and around Cameron, Louisiana.
  • 1st July » The International Geophysical Year begins.
  • 6th July » Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.
  • 6th July » John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.
  • 11th July » Prince Karim Husseini Aga Khan IV inherits the office of Imamat as the 49th Imam of Shia Imami Ismailism named Ismaili worldwide, after the death of Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III.
  • 14th July » Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the Parliament of Egypt known as National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab World called Arab world.
  • 25th July » The Republic of Tunisia is proclaimed.
  • 26th July » Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated.
  • 28th July » Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, Nagasaki called Isahaya, western Kyushu called Kyushu, Japan, kills 992.
  • 29th July » The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
  • 1st August » The United States and Canada form the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
  • 5th August » 'American Bandstand', a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the American Broadcasting Company e.g ABC television network.
  • 21st August » The Soviet Union successfully conducts a long-range test flight of the R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • 28th August » United States Senate named U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.
  • 31st August » The Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 2nd September » President Ngô Đình Diệm of South Vietnam becomes Ngo Dinh Diem presidential visit to Australia called the first foreign head of state to make a state visit to Australia.
  • 4th September » African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68) American Civil Rights Movement: Little Rock Crisis: Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, calls out the Arkansas National Guard National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Little Roc
  • 4th September » The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.
  • 5th September » Cuban Revolution: Fulgencio Batista bombs the revolt in Cienfuegos.
  • 17th September » Malaysia joins the United Nations.
  • 19th September » First American underground Nuclear testing or nuclear bomb test (part of Operation Plumbbob).
  • 22nd September » In Haiti, François Duvalier is elected president.
  • 24th September » Camp Nou, the largest List of European stadiums by capacity or stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.
  • 24th September » President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce Little Rock Nine or desegregation.
  • 25th September » Little Rock Central High School named Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is Racial integration called integrated by the use of United States Army troops.
  • 29th September » Twenty MCi (740 petabecquerels) of radioactive material is Kyshtym disaster named released in an explosion at the Soviet Union called Soviet Mayak nuclear plant at Chelyabinsk.
  • 1st October » First appearance of 'In God we trust' on U.S. paper currency.
  • 4th October » Space Race: Launch of 'Sputnik 1', the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
  • 4th October » Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • 4th October » 'Leave It To Beaver' premieres on CBS.
  • 10th October » 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.
  • 14th October » Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Monarchy in Canada Canadian Monarch to open up an annual session of the Parliament of Canada Canadian Parliament, presenting her Speech from the Throne in Ottawa, Canada.
  • 22nd October » Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam.
  • 24th October » The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
  • 2nd November » The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity.
  • 3rd November » Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches 'Sputnik 2'. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika.
  • 7th November » Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more United States known as American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • 8th November » Operation Grapple Grapple X or Operation Grapple X, Round C1: the United Kingdom conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific.
  • 14th November » The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
  • 17th November » Vickers Viscount G-AOHP of British European Airways crashes at Ballerup after the failure of three engines on approach to Copenhagen Airport. The cause is a malfunction of the anti-icing system on the aircraft.
  • 5th December » Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.
  • 6th December » Project Vanguard: A Launch pad or launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit.
  • 17th December » The United States successfully launches the first SM-65 Atlas e.g Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • 20th December » The initial production version of the Boeing 707 makes its first flight.