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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.
- April 15, 1957 – White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.
- June 21, 1957 – Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada’s first woman Cabinet Minister.
- July 14, 1957 – Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
- August 27, 1957 – The Constitution of Malaysia comes into force.
- August 28, 1957 – 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.
- 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 19, 1957 – First American underground nuclear bomb test (part of Operation Plumbbob).
- October 4, 1957 – Space Race: Launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
- November 8, 1957 – Operation Grapple X, Round C1: Britain conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific.
Who Were Born On 1957?
- March 5, 1957 – Ray Suarez, American journalist and author
- April 28, 1957 – Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
- May 5, 1957 – Peter Howitt, British actor and film director
- June 6, 1957 – Christian Rach, German chef
- June 29, 1957 – Michael Nutter, American politician
- July 9, 1957 – Marc Almond, British singer
- July 13, 1957 – Cameron Crowe, American film director
- July 21, 1957 – Jon Lovitz, American comedian
- October 11, 1957 – Dawn French, Welsh comedian,actress and screenwriter
- November 24, 1957 – Denise Crosby, American actress