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1957 Historical Event(s)
- January 31, 1957 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- February 22, 1957 – Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
- March 4, 1957 – The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
- April 1, 1957 – The BBC broadcasts the spaghetti tree hoax on its current affairs programme Panorama.
- April 6, 1957 – Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
- May 3, 1957 – Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
- July 6, 1957 – Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.
- July 14, 1957 – Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
- October 10, 1957 – 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.
- November 17, 1957 – 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.
Who Were Born On 1957?
- January 23, 1957 – Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist
- February 15, 1957 – Gul Mohammed, shortest mature human ever, at 22.5 in. (d. 1997)
- February 26, 1957 – Joe Mullen, American ice hockey player
- March 13, 1957 – Steve Lake, American baseball player
- March 14, 1957 – Andrew Robinson, British author
- July 12, 1957 – Rick Douglas Husband, American astronaut (d. 2003)
- September 20, 1957 – Michael Hurst, New Zealand actor
- October 19, 1957 – Dorinda Clark-Cole, American gospel singer
- December 15, 1957 – Mario Marois, Canadian ice hockey player
- December 27, 1957 – Greg Mortensen, American author