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Gregorian calendar 1957

Ab urbe condita 2710
Armenian calendar 1406
Bahá'í calendar 113 – 114
Buddhist calendar 2501
Coptic calendar 1673 – 1674
Ethiopian calendar 1949 – 1950
Hebrew calendar 5717 5718
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2012 – 2013
 - Shaka Samvat 1879 – 1880
 - Kali Yuga 5058 – 5059
Holocene calendar 11957
Iranian calendar 1335 – 1336
Islamic calendar 1376 – 1377
Japanese calendar Shōwa


(昭和 32年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2617
Julian calendar 2002
Korean calendar 4290
Thai solar calendar 2500
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Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar.



  • January 1
    • The Saarland joins West Germany.
    • An Irish Republican Army attack on the Brookeborough police barracks leads to the deaths of Seán South and Fergal O'Hanlon.
    • Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini suffers the stroke that leads to his death a little over two weeks later.
  • January 2 – The San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges merge to form the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange.
  • January 3Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
  • January 4 – After 69 years the last issue of Collier's Weekly Magazine is published.
  • January 5Russell Endean becomes the first batsman to be dismissed for having handled the ball in test match cricket.
  • January 6Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the 3rd and final time. He is only shown from the waist up, even during the gospel segment, singing "Peace In The Valley". Ed Sullivan describes Elvis thus: "This is a real decent, fine boy. We've never had a pleasanter experience on our show with a big name than we've had with you. You're thoroughly all right."
  • January 9 – British Prime Minister Anthony Eden resigns.
  • January 10Harold Macmillan becomes the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • January 11 – The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
  • January 13Wham-O Company produces the first Frisbee.
  • January 14Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
  • January 15 – Release, in Japan, of the film Throne of Blood, Akira Kurosawa's reworking of Macbeth.
  • January 16The Cavern Club opens in Liverpool.
  • January 20
  • January 23Ku Klux Klan members force truck driver Willie Edwards to jump off a bridge into the Alabama River; he drowns as a result.
  • January 26 – The Ibirapuera Planetarium (the first in the Southern Hemisphere) is inaugurated in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
  • January 31 – Three students on a junior high school playground in Pacoima, California, are among the 8 persons killed following a mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet, in the skies above the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles, US.


  • February 2 – President Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage across the river Indus near Sukkur.
  • February 4
    • France prohibits U.N. involvement in Algeria.
    • The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus (SSN-571), logs its 60,000th nautical mile, matching the endurance of the fictional Nautilus described in Jules Verne's novel "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea".
    • A coal gas explosion at the giant Bishop coal mine in Bishop, Virginia kills 37 men.
  • February 15Andrei Gromyko becomes foreign minister of the Soviet Union.
  • February 16
    • The "Toddlers' Truce", a controversial television closedown between 6.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m., is abolished in the United Kingdom.
    • Ingmar Bergman's film The Seventh Seal opens in Sweden.
  • February 17 – A fire at a home for the elderly in Warrenton, Missouri, kills 72 people.
  • February 18
    • Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is executed by the British colonial government.
    • The last person to be executed in New Zealand, Walter James Bolton, is hanged at Mount Eden Prison for poisoning his wife.
  • February 23 – The founding congress of the Senegalese Popular Bloc opens in Dakar.


Flag of Ghana, the first country in colonial Africa to gain independence

  • March 1
    • U Nu becomes Prime Minister of Burma.
    • Arturo Lezama becomes President of the National Council of Government of Uruguay.
    • Sud Aviation forms from a merger between SNCASE (Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud Est) and SNCASO (Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud Ouest).
    • Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is published.
  • March 3Net als toen by Corry Brokken (music by Guus Jansen, text by Willy van Hemert) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1957 for the Netherlands.
  • March 4Standard & Poor's first publishes the S&P 500 guide.
  • March 6
    • United Kingdom colonies Gold Coast and British Togoland become the independent nation of Ghana.
    • Zodi Ikhia founds the Nigerien Democratic Front (FDN) in Niger.
  • March 7 – The United States Congress approves the Eisenhower Doctrine.
  • March 8Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal.
  • March 10 – Floodgates of The Dalles Dam are closed, inundating Celilo Falls and ancient Indian fisheries along the Columbia River in Oregon, US.
  • March 13
    • The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests Jimmy Hoffa and charges him with bribery.
    • Anglo-Jordanian Treaty of 1948 expires.
  • March 14 – President Sukarno declares martial law in Indonesia.
  • March 17Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others are killed in a plane crash.
  • March 20 – The French newspaper L'Express reveals that the French army tortures Algerian prisoners.
  • March 25 – The Treaty of Rome (patto di Roma) establishes the European Economic Community (EEC) (see European Union).
  • March 26 – 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.
  • March 27 – The 29th Academy Awards ceremony is held.
  • March 31Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, the team's only musical written especially for television, is telecast live and in color by CBS, starring Julie Andrews in the title role. The production is seen by millions, but this 1957 version is not to be telecast again for more than 40 years, when a kinescope of it is shown.


  • April – IBM sells the first compiler for the FORTRAN scientific programming language.
  • April 1 – The first new conscripts join the Bundeswehr.
  • April 5 – The Communist Party of India wins the elections in Kerala, making E. M. S. Namboodiripad its first chief minister.
  • April 9Egypt reopens the Suez Canal to all shipping.
  • April 12
    • The United Kingdom announces that Singapore will gain self-rule on January 1, 1958.
    • Allen Ginsberg's poem Howl, printed in England, is seized by U.S. customs officials on the grounds of obscenity.
  • April 15White Rock secedes from Surrey, British Columbia, following a referendum.
  • April 17 – Suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams is found not guilty of murder at the Old Bailey.
  • April 24Patrick Moore presents the first episode of The Sky at Night, a BBC television programme for astronomy enthusiasts.


  • May 2Vincent Gigante fails to assassinate mafioso Frank Costello in Manhattan.
  • May 3Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles
  • May 15
    • Operation Grapple: At Malden Island in the Pacific, Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb, which fails to detonate properly.
    • Stanley Matthews plays his final international game, ending an English record international career of almost 23 years.
  • May 16Paul-Henri Spaak becomes the new Secretary General of NATO.
  • May 24Anti-American riots erupt in Taipei, Taiwan.[1]


  • June 9Broad Peak, on the China-Pakistan border, is first ascended.
  • June 15Oklahoma celebrates its semi-centennial statehood. A brand new 1957 Plymouth Belvedere is buried in a time capsule (to be opened 50 years later on June 15, 2007).
  • June 21John Diefenbaker becomes Canada's 13th prime minister.
  • June 25 – The United Church of Christ is formed in Cleveland, Ohio, by the merger of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church.
  • June 27Hurricane Audrey demolishes Cameron, Louisiana, US, killing 400 people.


  • July
    • The International Geophysical Year begins.
    • The University of Waterloo is founded in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
  • July 6John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, 3 years before forming the Beatles.
  • July 9Elvis Presley's Loving You opens in theaters.
  • July 11 – His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan becomes the 49th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims at age 20. His grandfather Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan III appoints Prince Karim in his will.
  • July 14Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
  • July 16United States Marine Major John Glenn flies an F8U supersonic jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds, setting a new transcontinental speed record.
  • July 25Tunisia becomes a republic, with Habib Bourguiba its first president.
  • July 28
    • The 6th World Festival of Youth and Students, a high point of the Khruschev Thaw, kicks off in Moscow.
    • Heavy rains and mudslides at Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992.
    • A strong earthquake shakes Mexico City and Mexican port city Acapulco.
  • July 29 – The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.


  • August 4Juan 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.
  • August 5American Bandstand, a local dance show produced by WFIL-TV in Philadelphia, joins the ABC Television Network.
  • August 21 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces a 2-year suspension of nuclear testing.
  • August 28 – United States Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) sets the record for the longest filibuster with his 24-hour, 18-minute speech railing against a civil rights bill.
  • August 31 – The Federation of Malaya gains independence from the United Kingdom. Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad, Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan becomes the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaya.


  • September 1 – 175 die in Jamaica's worst railway disaster.
  • September 3 – The Wolfenden report on homosexuality is published in the United Kingdom.
  • September 4
    • American Civil Rights MovementLittle Rock Crisis: Governor Orville Faubus of Arkansas calls out the US National Guard, to prevent African-American students from enrolling in Central High School in Little Rock.
    • The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel on what the company proclaims as "E Day".
  • September 5 – The first edition of Jack Kerouac's On the Road goes on sale.
  • September 9Catholic Memorial High School opens its doors for the first time in Boston
  • September 14Have Gun, Will Travel premieres on CBS.
  • September 21
    • Olav V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father Haakon VII.
    • The sailing ship Pamir sinks off the Azores in a hurricane.
  • September 23 – The Academy Award-winning movie The Three Faces of Eve is released.
  • September 24 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends federal troops to Arkansas to provide safe passage into Central High School for the Little Rock Nine.
  • September 26 - West Side Story has its first appearance on Broadway and runs for 732 performances.
  • September 29Kyshtym disaster occurs at a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Russia.


  • October 2David Lean's film The Bridge on the River Kwai opens in the UK.
  • October 4
    • Space AgeSputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth.
    • Canada's Avro Arrow is unveiled to the public.
    • The comedy sitcom Leave It to Beaver premieres on television.
  • October 9Neil H. McElroy is sworn in as United States Secretary of Defense.
  • October 10
    • 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.
    • A fire at the Windscale power station in the UK releases radioactive material into the surrounding environment, including Iodine-131.
  • October 11
    • The Jodrell Bank Radio telescope opens in Cheshire, UK.
    • The orbit of the last stage of the R-7 Semyorka rocket (carrying Sputnik I) is first successfully calculated on an IBM 704 computer by teams at The M.I.T. Computation Center and Operation Moonwatch, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • October 12Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged is published.
  • October 21
    • Two trains collide in Turkey; 95 die.
    • The U.S. military sustains its first combat fatality in Vietnam, Army Capt. Hank Cramer of the 1st Special Forces Group.
  • October 23Morocco begins its invasion of Ifni.
  • October 25Mafia boss Albert Anastasia is assassinated in a barber shop, at the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City, US.
  • October 27Celal Bayar is re-elected president of Turkey.
  • October 31Toyota begins exporting vehicles to the U.S., beginning with the Toyota Crown and the Toyota Land Cruiser


  • November 1
    • The Mackinac Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages at the time, opens in the US to connect Michigan's two peninsulas.
    • The westbound tube AKA the first tube of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel linking to Norfolk, Virginia and Hampton, Virginia opens at a cost of $44 million dollars.
  • November 3Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2, with the first animal to orbit the Earth (a dog named Laika) on board.
  • November 7Cold War: In the United States, the Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • November 8 – Film Jailhouse Rock opens across the U.S. to reach #3, and Elvis Presley continues to gain more notoriety.
  • November 13
    • Gordon Gould invents the laser.
    • Flooding in the Po River valley of Italy leads to flooding also in Venice.
  • November 14Apalachin Meeting: American Mafia leaders meet in Apalachin, New York at the house of Joseph Barbara; the meeting is broken up by a curious patrolman.
  • November 15
    • A plane crash in the Isle of Wight leaves 43 dead.
    • Yugoslavia announces the end of an economic boycott of Franco's Spain (although it does not reinstitute diplomatic relations).
  • November 16
    • Serial killer Edward Gein murders his last victim, Bernice Worden of Plainfield, Wisconsin, US.
    • U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower has a stroke
    • Adnan Menderes of DP forms the new government of Turkey (23rd government,last government formed by DP and Adnan Menderes)
  • November 30Indonesian president Sukarno survives a grenade attack at the Cikini School in Jakarta, but six children are killed.


  • December 1 – In Indonesia, Sukarno announces the nationalization of 246 Dutch businesses.
  • December 4 – The Lewisham train disaster in the UK leaves 92 dead.
  • December 5 – All 326,000 Dutch nationals are expelled from Indonesia.
  • December 6 – First U.S. attempt to launch a satellite fails, the rocket blowing up on the launch pad.
  • December 10 – Canadian diplomat Lester B. Pearson receives the Nobel Peace Prize for his peackeeping efforts in the United Nations.
  • December 18The Bridge on the River Kwai is released in the U.S. It goes on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Additional Oscars go to Alec Guinness (Best Actor) and David Lean (Best Director), among others. This is Lean's first Oscar for directing.
  • December 19Meredith Willson's classic musical The Music Man, starring Robert Preston, debuts on Broadway.
  • December 20 – The Boeing 707 airliner flies for the first time.
  • December 22 – The CBS afternoon anthology series Seven Lively Arts presents Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker on U.S. television for the first time, although heavily abridged.

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  • Hugh Everett III publishes the first scientifically founded many-worlds theory.
  • The Consumers' Association is founded in the United Kingdom.
  • The Civil Rights Commission is established in the USA under the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
  • Citroën stops production of its Traction Avant motor car (production started in 1934).
  • Gruppe SPUR is founded.
  • The Confederation of African Football is founded.
  • Operation Dropshot, an all-out U.S. war with the Soviet Union, is expected to be triggered by the Soviet takeover of Western Europe, the Near East and parts of Eastern Asia, as it was anticipated in 1949.
  • Mao Zedong admits that 800,000 "class enemies" have been summarily liquidated between 1949 and 1954.
  • The so-called 'mound of Midas', the Great Tumulus near Gordium, is excavated.
  • The Africanized bee is accidentally released in Brazil.
  • The Asian Flu pandemic begins in China.



  • January 1
    • Ewa Kasprzyk, Polish actress
    • Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor
  • January 3Bojan Križaj, Slovenian alpine skier
  • January 4Charles Allen, British television magnate
  • January 6Nancy Lopez, American golfer
  • January 7
    • Nicholson Baker, American novelist
    • Katie Couric, American television host
    • Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish ice hockey goaltender
    • Julian Solís, Puerto Rican boxer
  • January 9Bibie, Ghanaian singer
  • January 11Bryan Robson, English footballer
  • January 12John Lasseter, American director, writer, and animator
  • January 13Lorrie Moore, American writer
  • January 14Anchee Min, Chinese writer
  • January 15
    • Mario Van Peebles, American actor and director
    • Patrick Dixon, British business guru and author
  • January 16Ricardo Darín, Argentinian actor
  • January 17Steve Harvey, American actor
  • January 21Greg Ryan, American soccer coach
  • January 22
    • Mike Bossy, Canadian hockey player
    • Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (d. 1993)
    • Godfrey Thoma, Nauruan politician
  • January 23Princess Caroline of Monaco
  • January 24Adrian Edmondson, British comedian
  • January 27Frank Miller, American comic book writer
  • January 29Grazyna Miller, Polish poet
  • January 30Payne Stewart, American golfer (d. 1999)


  • February 2Phil Barney, French singer
  • February 4Elaine Carbines, Member of the Australian Labor Party
  • February 5Jackie Woodburne, Australian actress
  • February 6Kathy Najimy, American actress and comedian
  • February 8
    • John Turturro, American actor, writer and director
    • Cindy Wilson, American rock singer (The B-52's)
  • February 9Gordon Strachan, Scottish footballer and manager
  • February 11Mitchell Symons, British writer
  • February 15Shahriyar Mandanipour, Iranian writer
  • February 16LeVar Burton, American actor
  • February 17Loreena McKennitt, Canadian singer, composer, harpist
  • February 18
    • Vanna White, American game show presenter
    • Marita Koch, German athlete
  • February 19Falco, Austrian rock musician (d. 1998)
  • February 20Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • February 23Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (d. 2009)
  • February 27
    • Viktor Markin, Russian athlete
    • Rob de Castella, Australian long-distance runner
    • Danny Antonucci, Canadian creator of the Cartoon Network show, Ed Edd n Eddy
  • February 28Ian Smith, New Zealand cricketer


  • March 3Eric Walters, Canadian author
  • March 4
    • Rick Mast, American NASCAR driver
    • Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner
  • March 9Mona Sahlin, Swedish politician
  • March 10Osama bin Laden, Saudi-born Islamist terrorist (d. 2011)
  • March 12Marlon Jackson, American singer
  • March 15
    • Joaquim de Almeida, Portuguese actor
    • Park Overall, American film and television actress
  • March 17Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
  • March 18György Pazdera, Hungarian rock bassist (Pokolgép)
  • March 20
    • Vanessa Bell Calloway, American actress
    • Spike Lee, American film director and actor
    • Theresa Russell, American actress
  • March 23Teresa Ganzel, American comedienne and actress
  • March 24Jack Edwards, American play-by-play announcer
  • March 26Leeza Gibbons, American television personality
  • March 29Christopher Lambert, French actor
  • March 30Paul Reiser, American comedian and actor
  • March 31Alan Duncan, British politician


  • April 1
    • J. Karjalainen, Finnish rock musician
    • Denise Nickerson, American child actress
  • April 2Giuliana De Sio, Italian actress
  • April 4Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish film director
  • April 5Ivan Corea, Sri Lankan autism campaigner
  • April 8Henry Cluney, Irish musician
  • April 9Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (d. 2011)
  • April 11
    • Michael Card, American Christian musician
    • Ian Stuart, singer for white power skinhead band Skrewdriver
    • Jim Lauderdale, bluegrass musician
  • April 12
    • Suzzanne Douglas, American actress
    • Ace Frehley, American musician
  • April 14Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
  • April 18Genie (feral child), "Genie", American feral child
  • April 25Eric Bristow, English darts player
  • April 27Michel Barrette, Canadian actor and stand-up comedian
  • April 29Daniel Day-Lewis, English-born actor


  • May 2Michael Coyle, American composer
  • May 3
    • William Clay Ford, Jr., American automobile executive
    • Jo Brand, English comedian
  • May 5Richard E. Grant, English actor
  • May 10Sid Vicious, English rock bassist (Sex Pistols) (d. 1979)
  • May 14Big Van Vader, American professional wrestler
  • May 15Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque Lehendakari (Prime Minister)
  • May 16Jean Benoît, American Olympic gold medal-winning marathon runner
  • May 17Gösta Sundqvist, Finnish rock singer and songwriter (Leevi and the Leavings) (d. 2003)
  • May 18 - Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist, philosopher
  • May 20Stewart Nozette, American astronomer.
  • May 21
    • Judge Reinhold, American actor
    • Renée Soutendijk, Dutch actress
  • May 22
    • Gary Sweet, Australian actor
    • Shinji Morisue, Japanese gymnast
  • May 23Jimmy McShane (aka Baltimora), Northern Irish dancer (d. 1995)
  • May 24Walter Moers, German comic artist and writer
  • May 26Pontso Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician
  • May 27Siouxsie Sioux, British rock singer (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
  • May 28Kirk Gibson, American baseball player
  • May 29Jeb Hensarling, American politician


  • June 1Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish film director
  • June 3Horst-Ulrich Hänel, German field hockey player
  • June 7Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican singer and songwriter
  • June 8Scott Adams, American cartoonist (Dilbert)
  • June 10Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
  • June 12
    • Timothy Busfield, American actor
    • Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricketer
  • June 14Debbie Arnold, British actress and voice artiste
  • June 15Seppo Pääkkönen, Finnish actor
  • June 19
    • Anna Lindh, Swedish politician (d. 2003)
    • Maxwell Fraiser, African-British rapper for Faithless, DJ
  • June 23Frances McDormand, American actress
  • June 27
    • John Bolaris, American meteorologist
    • Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria
  • June 28Lance Nethery, Canadian ice hockey player


  • July 1Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish ice hockey player
  • July 2Bret Hart, Canadian professional wrestler
  • July 3 - Ken Ober, American actor and game show host (d. 2009)
  • July 9
    • Marc Almond, English singer
    • Kelly McGillis, American actress
  • July 13Cameron Crowe, American writer and film director
  • July 17Fern Britton, British television presenter
  • July 18Nick Faldo, British golfer
  • July 23Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (d. 2004)
  • July 26
    • Nana Visitor, American actress
    • Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor
  • July 27Hansi Müller, German footballer
  • July 29Nellie Kim, Russian gymnast


  • August 2
    • Mojo Nixon, American singer, lyricist and actor
    • Butch Vig, American record producer and drummer (Garbage)
  • August 4John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • August 5Clayton Rohner, American actor
  • August 6Jim McGreevey, 52nd Governor of New Jersey
  • August 7Alexander Dityatin, Soviet gymnast
  • August 9Melanie Griffith, American actress
  • August 11Richie Ramone, American rock drummer (The Ramones)
  • August 14Peter Costello, Australian politician
  • August 15Željko Ivanek, Slovenian-American actor
  • August 16
    • Laura Innes, American actress and director (ER)
    • Tim Farriss, Australian rock guitarist (INXS)
  • August 17Robin Cousins, British figure skater
  • August 18
    • Carole Bouquet, French actress
    • Denis Leary, American comedian and actor
  • August 19Li-Young Lee, Indonesian-born poet
  • August 20Finlay Calder, Scottish rugby player
  • August 22Steve Davis, British snooker player
  • August 24Stephen Fry, British comedian, author, and actor
  • August 25Simon McBurney, British actor, writer and theatre director
  • August 26
    • Dr. Alban, Nigerian-born Swedish singer
    • Uzo, Nigerian-American film producer and director
  • August 27Bernhard Langer, German golfer
  • August 28
    • Rick Rossovich, American actor
    • Daniel Stern, American actor
    • Ivo Josipović, President of Croatia
  • August 29Grzegorz Ciechowski, Polish musician (d. 2001)
  • August 30Manu Tuiasosopo, American football player
  • August 31Ingrid Washinawatok, Native American activist (d. 1999)


  • September 1Gloria Estefan, Cuban-born American singer
  • September 7Ewa Kasprzyk, Polish athlete
  • September 8
    • Ricardo Montaner, Argentine-born Venezuelan singer
    • Heather Thomas, American actress and activist
  • September 11Preben Elkjær Larsen, Danish footballer
  • September 12Rachel Ward, British actress
  • September 13Vinny Appice, American drummer
  • September 15Brad Bird, American animator and director
  • September 16David McCreery, Irish footballer
  • September 19Chris Roupas, Greek-American basketball player
  • September 21
    • Ethan Coen, American film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor
    • Kevin Rudd, Australian prime minister
  • September 22Nick Cave, Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter and actor
  • September 26Luigi De Canio, Italian footballer and football manager
  • September 27Peter Sellars, American theatre director
  • September 28Luis Cluzeau Mortet, Uruguayan composer and musician
  • September 30Fran Drescher, American actress


  • October 4Alexander Tkachyov, Soviet gymnast
  • October 5Bernie Mac, American stand-up comedian and actor (d. 2008)
  • October 7Jayne Torvill, British ice skater
  • October 8Ewan Stewart, Scottish actor
  • October 11Dawn French, British comedian
  • October 14Kenny Neal, American guitarist
  • October 15Stacy Peralta, American director and skateboarder
  • October 21Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • October 23Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
  • October 26
    • Bob Golic, American football player
    • Julie Dawn Cole, English actress
  • October 27Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwanese film director
  • October 29Dan Castellaneta, American voice actor (Homer Simpson from 'The Simpsons')
  • October 30Richard Jeni, American comedian (d. 2007)
  • October 31
    • Robert Pollard, American musician
    • Brian Stokes Mitchell, American actor and singer


  • November 5Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (d. 1984)
  • November 6Klaus Kleinfeld, German business executive
  • November 7Christopher Knight, American actor
  • November 13Roger Ingram, American jazz musician, author, educator, trumpet designer
  • November 14Gregg Burge, American tap dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
  • November 15Kevin Eubanks, American jazz guitarist
  • November 17Debbie Thrower, British TV news presenter
  • November 18Olivia Heussler, Swiss photojournalist
  • November 19Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (d. 2000)
  • November 20
    • John Eriksen, Danish footballer (d. 2002)
    • Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria
  • November 24Denise Crosby, American actress
  • November 27
    • Kenny Acheson, Irish race car driver
    • Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy
  • November 30Colin Mochrie, Scottish-born Canadian comedian


  • December 4Eric S. Raymond, American open source software advocate
  • December 6
    • Thomas Brinkman, American politician
    • Adrian Borland, British musician and producer (The Sound) (d. 1999)
  • December 9
    • Donny Osmond, American pop singer
    • Peter O'Mara, Australian jazz guitarist and composer
  • December 10
    • Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (d. 2012)
    • Paul Hardcastle, English musician
  • December 13Steve Buscemi, American actor
  • December 15Laura Molina, American artist, musician and actress
  • December 17Masako Natsume, Japanese model and actress (d. 1985)
  • December 19Kevin McHale, American basketball player
  • December 20
    • Billy Bragg, British singer
    • Joyce Hyser, American actress
    • Anna Vissi, Greek singer
  • December 21
    • Tom Henke, American baseball player
    • Ray Romano, American actor and comedian
  • December 24Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan
  • December 25Shane MacGowan, Irish singer and songwriter (The Pogues)
  • December 30
    • Matt Lauer, American newscaster
    • Joanna Pacula, Polish actress




  • April 3Ned Sparks, Canadian character actor (b. 1883)
  • April 4E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (b. 1909)
  • April 5Alagappa Chettiar, Indian philanthropist (b. 1909)
  • April 8Dorothy Sebastian, American actress (b. 1903)
  • April 15Pedro Infante, Mexican actor and singer (b. 1917)
  • April 16Johnny Torrio, Italian-American gangster (b. 1882)
  • April 26Elinor Fair, American actress (b. 1903)
  • May 1Grant Mitchell, American actor (b. 1874)
  • May 2Joseph McCarthy, U.S. Senator (b. 1908)
  • May 7Wilhelm Filchner, German explorer (b. 1877)
  • May 9Ezio Pinza, Italian bass (b. 1892)
  • May 12Erich von Stroheim, Austrian actor and director (b. 1885)
  • May 13Michael Fekete, Hungarian-born Israeli mathematician (b. 1886)
  • May 14Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (b. 1884)
  • May 16Eliot Ness, American policeman (b. 1903)
  • May 29James Whale, English film director (b. 1889)
  • May 31Leopold Staff, Polish poet (b. 1878)
  • June 1
    • Luisa Casati, Italian patron of the arts (b. 1881)
    • Feliksas Baltušis-Žemaitis, Lithuanian military leader (b. 1897)
    • Russell Hicks, American actor (b. 1895)
  • June 12
    • Robert Alton, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1906)
    • Jimmy Dorsey, American jazz musician (b. 1904)
  • June 13Irving Baxter, American athlete (b. 1876)
  • June 15Princess Norina Matchabelli, Italian perfumier (b. 1880)
  • June 17Dorothy Richardson, English feminist writer (b. 1873)
  • June 21Johannes Stark, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)
  • June 26Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
  • June 27
    • Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (b. 1909)
    • Hermann Buhl, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1924)


  • July 4Judy Tyler, American actress (b. 1932)
  • July 8Grace Coolidge, wife of United States President Calvin Coolidge (b. 1879)
  • July 11Aga Khan III, 48th Nizari Imam (b. 1877)
  • July 15
    • George Cleveland, Canadian actor (b. 1885)
    • Vasily Maklakov, Russian liberal politician and parliamentary orator (b. 1869)
  • July 23Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian writer (b. 1896)
  • July 24
    • Metodija Andonov-Čento, Macedonian statesman (b. 1902)
    • Sacha Guitry, Russian-born playwright, actor, and director (b. 1885)
  • July 28
    • Edith Abbott, American social worker, educator, and author (b. 1876)
    • Isaac Heinemann, German-born Israeli scholar and professor of classical literature (b. 1876)
  • August 5Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
  • August 7Oliver Hardy, American actor (b. 1892)
  • August 16Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
  • August 19David Bomberg, Vorticist painter (b. 1890)
  • August 20Julio Lozano Díaz, President of Honduras (b. 1885)
  • August 21Mait Metsanurk, Estonian writer (b. 1879)
  • August 30Harold Gatty, Australian aviator (b. 1903)
  • September 1Dennis Brain, English French horn player (b. 1921) (car crash)
  • September 9Muhammad al-Muqri, grand vizier of Morocco (b. ?1844)
  • September 16Qi Baishi, Chinese painter (b. 1864)
  • September 20Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer (b. 1865)
  • September 21Haakon VII of Norway (b. 1872)
  • September 22Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)
  • September 28Luis Cluzeau Mortet, Uruguayan composer and musician (b. 1888)


  • October 19Vere Gordon Childe, Australian archaeologist (b. 1892)
  • October 20Jack Buchanan, British actor (b. 1891)
  • October 24
    • Christian Dior, French fashion designer (b. 1905)
    • Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef, South African artist (b. 1886)
  • October 25
    • Albert Anastasia, American gangster (b. 1902)
    • Edward Plunkett, Baron Dunsany, Irish author (b. 1878)
  • October 26Gerty Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)
  • October 27Giovanni Battista Caproni, Italian aeronautical, civil, and electrical engineer, aircraft designer, and industrialist (b. 1886)
  • October 29Louis B. Mayer, American studio mogul and former head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (b. 1885)
  • November 3Charles Brabin, American director and screenwriter (b. 1882)
  • November 4
    • William Haywood, British architect (b. 1876)
    • Shoghi Effendi, Bahá'í leader (b. 1897)
  • November 17Cora Witherspoon, American actress (b. 1890)
  • November 24Diego Rivera, Mexican painter (b. 1886)
  • November 25
    • Raymond Griffith, American actor (b. 1895)
    • William V. Pratt, American admiral (b. 1869)
  • November 26Billy Bevan, Australian actor (b. 1887)
  • November 29Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian composer (b. 1897)
  • November 30Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)
  • December 2Harrison Ford, American silent film actor (b. 1884)
  • December 8Reginald Sheffield, English actor (b. 1901)
  • December 10Maurice McLoughlin, American tennis champion (b. 1890)
  • December 10Napoleon Zervas, Greek WW II Resistance leader (b. 1891)
  • December 11Musidora, French actress (b. 1889)
  • December 21Eric Coates, English composer (b. 1886)
  • December 24Norma Talmadge, American actress (b. 1894)
  • December 25
    • Alfred Walton Hinds, 17th Naval Governor of Guam (b. 1874)
    • Stanley Vestal, American writer, poet, historian (b. 1877)
  • December 26Charles Pathé, French film pioneer (b. 1863)

Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsChen Ning Yang, Tsung-Dao Lee
  • ChemistryLord Alexander R. Todd
  • Physiology or MedicineDaniel Bovet
  • LiteratureAlbert Camus
  • PeaceLester Bowles Pearson


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People of the year 1957 at Familypedia

53 people were born in 1957

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Carter Abiko (1957-2001)Eita Abiko (1920-2000)Aina Fukuzawa (1920-1995)
Montazur Rahman AkbarKabir Uddin MondolRupjan Bibi
Gyöngyi Bali (1957)
Bernadette del Pedro Bayot (1957-2013)Romeo Amando Maria Herranz Bayot (1923-1993)Solidad del Pedro (1920-1999)
David Michael Belafonte (1957)Harold George Belafonte (1927)Julie Robinson (1928)
Alan Lawrence Bottomley (1957-1957)Unknown Bottomley (living)Lauraine Margaret Elizabeth Boyte (1936-2017)
Kevin Bottomley (1957-1957)Unknown Bottomley (living)Lauraine Margaret Elizabeth Boyte (1936-2017)
Brandolino Brandolini d'Adda (1957-)Brandolino Brandolini d'Adda (1918-2005)Cristiana Agnelli (1928-)
Wendy Brown (1957)Kenneth B. Brown (1924-1978)Margaret Joan Bathurst (1924-1980)
Sara Cargill (1957)Robert Lee Cargill (1929-2015)Sara Lou Young (1928-2020)
Constantin Coandă (1857-1932)Mihalache CoandăTheodora Theodoris
Roy Asberry Cooper III (1957)Roy Asberry Cooper II (1927-2014)Beverly Batchelor (1929-2013)
Cristina Domițian (c1957)
Andrew Kevin Freudenberg I (1957-2011)Ralph Herman Freudenberg I (1931-1992)Lois Anastasia (1934-)
Kawai Fujikawa (1957-2018)Hayanari Fujikawa (1928-2000)Mayako Tadamori (1934-2005)
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26 children were born to the 24 women born in 1957

192 people died in 1957

 FatherMotherAge at death
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Susanne Marie Pieloor (1956-1957)Rudolf Ernest PieloorMarie Antoinette Abalain (1931)
Jeanette Achleitner (1880-1957)Arnold Achleitner (1858-1945)Amy Almgren (1861-1923)
Hettie Millicent Adams (1872-1957)Jerome Jefferson Adams (1835-1902)Mary Angeline Frost (1836-1919)
Janet Alarie (1872-1957)
Clara Gardner Amory (1872-1957)Charles Walter Amory (1842-1913)Elizabeth Gardner (1843-1930)
Fanny Argyle (1872-1957)
Jeanette Asanuma (1885-1957)
Maria Bagdat (1867-1957)Grigore Bagdat (1818-1878)Raluca Chirculescu (c1825-c1895)
Raymond Alfred Baker (1902-1957)
William Josiah Baker (1875-1957)William Jury Baker (1847-1899)Mary Ann Maria Payne (1848-1923)82
Annie Maria Ball (1868-1957)Edward Ball (1834-1877)Ann Dornan (-1921)
Richard Barlow (1899-1957)Jeffrey Barlow (1874-1960)Alyssa McCool (1869-1948)
Sarah Barsky (1869-1957)
Aaron Belkin (1903-1957)
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8798 people lived in 1957

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Rebecca Ababio (1926-1998)
Isabella Abadiano (1930-2003)
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Susanne Marie Pieloor (1956-1957)Rudolf Ernest PieloorMarie Antoinette Abalain (1931)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Jennifer Abaya (1918-1996)
Alysson Abberton (1935-2012)
Charles Greeley Abbot (1872-1973)Harris Abbot (1812-1884)Caroline Ann Greeley (1836-1911)
Janet Abbot (1910-1970)
Jordan Abbot (1876-1960)
Julia Abbot (1900-1979)Jordan Abbot (1876-1960)Helen O'Malley (1879-1959)
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Events of the year 1957 at Familypedia

49 people were married in 1957.

 Joined with
William West Anderson (1928-2017)Billie Lou Yeager+Ngatokoruaimatauaia Frisbie Dawson +Marcelle Tagand Lear
Louis Stanton Auchincloss (1917-2010)Adele Burden Lawrence (1931-1991)
Jason Baar (1929-2008)Sarah Dimas (1923-2011)
Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921-2014)Jean Saltonstall (1921-2011)+Antoinette Eno Pinchot (1924-2011)+Sally Sterling Quinn (1941)
Eileen Mary Jessop (1917-2006)Andrew Combe (-)+Peter Caddy (1917-1994)
Peter Caddy (1917-1994)Nora Meidling (c1920-)+Sheena Govan (1912-1967)+Eileen Mary Jessop (1917-2006)+Paula McLaughlin (1941)+
Roger Bruce Chaffee (1935-1967)Martha Louise Horn (c1935)
Thomas Gerald Culley (1934-2019)Anne McColl Joss (1935-2004)
Sarah Dimas (1923-2011)Jason Baar (1929-2008)
Annette Lillianne Marie Dionne (1934)Germain Allard (c1933-)
Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965)Vivienne Haigh-Wood (1888-1947) + Esmé Valerie Fletcher (1926-2012)
Cynthia Nellie Forlong (1937-2013)Philip Welford *Henry* Collier (living)
Charles Germain (1935-2011)Barbara LeMay (1939-1976)
Oscar William Haussermann (1921-2009)Mary Burgess Whitney (1920-1996) + Jean Saltonstall (1921-2011)
Neil McKenzie Henderson (1930)Carol Tovey (living)
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There were 0 military battles in 1957.

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