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1957 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1957 – An Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough RUC barracks in one of the most famous incidents of the IRA’s Operation Harvest.
- January 22, 1957 – The New York City “Mad Bomber”, George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
- January 31, 1957 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- February 3, 1957 – Senegalese political party Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).
- February 18, 1957 – Walter James Bolton becomes the last person legally executed in New Zealand.
- March 9, 1957 – A magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.
- June 4, 1957 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous Power of Nonviolence speech at the University of California, Berkeley.
- September 2, 1957 – President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam becomes the first foreign head of state to make a state visit to Australia.
- September 22, 1957 – In Haiti, Francois Duvalier is elected president.
- 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 25, 1957 – Jenifer Lewis, American actress
- January 29, 1957 – Rino Schreuder, Dutch publisher
- February 23, 1957 – Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (d. 2009)
- February 28, 1957 – Paul Delph, American musician and producer (d. 1996)
- July 4, 1957 – Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand
- August 7, 1957 – Caroline Aaron, American actress
- August 8, 1957 – Dennis Drew, keyboardist for the band 10,000 Maniacs
- August 12, 1957 – Friedhelm Schütte, German footballer
- September 16, 1957 – Anca Parghel, Romanian jazz singer
- September 29, 1957 – Chris Broad, English cricketer and match referee