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1957 Historical Event(s)
- January 5, 1957 – In a speech given to the United States Congress, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the establishment of what will later be called the Eisenhower Doctrine.
- January 31, 1957 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- February 18, 1957 – Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is executed by the British colonial government.
- March 8, 1957 – Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
- April 10, 1957 – The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months.
- June 4, 1957 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous Power of Nonviolence speech at the University of California, Berkeley.
- July 16, 1957 – United States Marine major John Glenn flies a F8U Crusader supersonic jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds, setting a new transcontinental speed record.
- September 4, 1957 – American Civil Rights Movement: Little Rock Crisis – Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School.
- September 25, 1957 – Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops.
- October 4, 1957 – Space Race: Launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
Who Were Born On 1957?
- January 9, 1957 – Bibie, Ghanaian singer
- February 17, 1957 – Loreena McKennitt, Canadian musician
- April 23, 1957 – Jan Hooks, American actress
- July 9, 1957 – Tim Kring, American writer and producer
- August 14, 1957 – Gino Hernandez, American professional wrestler (d. 1986)
- September 22, 1957 – Nick Cave, Australian musician
- October 25, 1957 – Nancy Cartwright, American voice actress
- October 30, 1957 – Kevin Pollak, American actor
- December 20, 1957 – Mike Watt, American bassist
- December 30, 1957 – Matt Lauer, American newscaster