1957 in History – What happened in year 1957

In history, year 1957 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1957.

Know what happened in 1957:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 November The Soviet Union launched the Sputnik 2 spacecraft, carryingLaika the Russian space dog as the first living creature from Earth toenter orbit.
03 OctoberA California Superior Court judge ruled that Allen Ginsburg's'Howl' was not obscene, and it went on to become the most popularAmerican poem to the present day.
11 July Prince Karim al-Hussayni succeeded Sultan Mahommed Shah asthe Aga Khan, becoming the 49th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.
14 January Kripalu Maharaj became the fifth Jagadguru, the supreme spiritual leader of Hinduism.
14 July Rawya Ateya took her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt tobecome the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
23 DecemberIan Craig of Australia became the youngest Test cricket captainin history.
25 March West Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg signed the Treaty of Rome, establishing the European Economic Community.
27 AugustThe Constitution of Malaya came into force, three days beforethe Federation of Malaya achieved formal independence from the UnitedKingdom.
04 OctoberSoviet spacecraft Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite toorbit the Earth, was launched by an R-7 rocket from the BaikonurCosmodrome near Tyuratam, Kazakh SSR.
22 SeptemberFrançois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier was elected President of Haiti asa populist before consolidating power and ruling as a dictator for therest of his life.
24 SeptemberBarcelona's Camp Nou, currently the largest stadium in Europewith a seating capacity of 99,354, opened.
29 SeptemberAn explosion at the Soviet nuclear reprocessing plant Mayakreleased 74 to 1850 PBq of radioactive material.
18 FebruaryKenyan independence leader Dedan Kimathi, who spearheaded theMau Mau Rebellion, was executed by British authorities, who saw him as aterrorist.
17 JanuaryUSS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, launchedfrom Groton, Connecticut, with the message, 'Underway on nuclear power.'
22 JanuaryNew York City police arrested George Metesky, better known asthe 'Mad Bomber', for planting over 30 bombs over 16 years throughoutthe city.
01 February Invented by German mechanical engineer Felix Wankel, the first working prototype of the Wankel rotary engine ran for the first time atthe research and development department of German manufacturer NSUMotorenwerke AG.
02 SeptemberPresident Ngô Ðình Di?m of South Vietnam became the firstforeign head of state to make a state visit to Australia.
10 JuneLed by John Diefenbaker (pictured), the ProgressiveConservative Party won a plurality of the seats in the Canadian House ofCommons in the federal election, bringing an end to 22 years of LiberalParty rule.
11 JulyPrince Karim al-Hussayni succeeded Sultan Mahommed Shah asthe Aga Khan, becoming the 49th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.
17 MarchA plane crash on the slope of Mount Manunggal killed PhilippinePresident Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
18 February Kenyan independence leader Dedan Kimathi (statue pictured), whospearheaded the Mau Mau Uprising, was executed by British authorities,who saw him as a terrorist.
20 DecemberDecember 20 The first flight of the Boeing 707, the first commerciallysuccessful jet airliner, took place.
23 DecemberIan Craig of Australia became the youngest Test cricket captainin history.
03 NovemberThe Soviet Union launched the Sputnik 2 spacecraft, carryingLaika (pictured on stamp) the Russian space dog as the first livingcreature from Earth to enter orbit.
03 OctoberA California Superior Court judge ruled that 'Howl', a poem byAllen Ginsberg, was of 'redeeming social importance' and thus notobscene.
04 OctoberSoviet spacecraft Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite toorbit the Earth, was launched by an R-7 rocket from the BaikonurCosmodrome near Tyuratam, Kazakh SSR.
24 SeptemberBarcelona's Camp Nou, currently the largest stadium in Europewith a seating capacity of 99,354, opened.
29 SeptemberAn explosion at the Soviet nuclear reprocessing plant Mayakreleased 74 to 1850 PBq of radioactive material.
27 AugustThe Constitution of Malaya came into force, three days before the Federation of Malaya achieved formal independence from the United Kingdom.
25 JulyMore than a year after obtaining independence from France,Tunisia abolished its monarchy, the Husainid Dynasty, and became arepublic.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1957:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 NovemberMurray Pierce / Rugby Player / New Zealand
02 OctoberKate St John / Writer / United Kingdom
03 March Stephen Budiansky / Journalist / United States of America
03 March Thom Hoffman / Actor / Netherlands
08 MayRino Katase / Actress / Japan
09 OctoberDon Garber / Business Man / United States of America
11 January Darryl Dawkins / Basketball Player / United States of America
11 JulyMichael Rose / Singer / Jamaica
13 January Mark O'Meara / Golfer / United States of America
14 JuneSuzanne Nora Johnson / Lawyer / United States of America
15 OctoberMira Nair / Actress / United States of America
18 JulyNick Faldo / Golfer / United Kingdom
18 JuneRichard Powers / Novelist / United States of America
19 January Ottis Anderson / Footballer / United States of America
19 AugustIan Gould / Cricketer / United Kingdom
20 NovemberMike Craven / Footballer / United Kingdom
22 SeptemberJohnette Napolitano / Writer / United States of America
27 AugustJeff Grubb / Author / United States of America
28 February Ainsley Harriott / Author / United Kingdom
30 NovemberPatrick McLoughlin / Politician / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1957:

YearName / Profession / Country
14 AugustJohnny Lever / Actor / India
28 JulyAnil Janavijay / Writer / India
11 February Tina Ambani / Actress / India
08 JuneDimple Kapadia / Actress / India
27 MayNitin Gadkari / Politician / India
15 OctoberMira Nair / Director / India
11 FebruaryTina Munim / Actress / India
NA NALabh Janjua / Singer / India
01 OctoberArchana Ramasundaram / Civil Servant / India
NA NANarendra Karmarkar / Scientist / India
18 JanuaryNafisa Ali / Actress / India
16 AugustR. R. Patil / Politician / India
01 JanuaryJackie Shroff / Actor / India
16 DecemberH. D. Kumaraswamy / Politician / India

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