Quick-Look at 1957
WIKIPEDIA 1957 MAJOR EVENT SUMMARY - CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST:
* January 3 - Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
* January 4 - After 69 years the last issue of Collier's Weekly magazine is published.
* January 10 - Harold Macmillan becomes the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
* January 13 - Wham-O Company produces the first Frisbee.
* January 14 - Humphrey Bogart dies of throat cancer at age 58.
* January 16 - The Cavern Club opens in Liverpool.
* January 16 - Arturo Toscanini dies of a stroke at age 89.
* January 20 - Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugurated for second term as President of the United States.
* February 15 - Andrei Gromyko becomes foreign minister of Soviet Union.
* March 8 - Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal.
* March 13 - The FBI arrests Jimmy Hoffa and charges him with bribery
* March 14 - President Sukarno declares martial law in Indonesia.
* March 25 - Treaty of Rome (patto di Roma) establishes the European Economic Community (EEC).
* April 12 - United Kingdom announces that Singapore will gain self rule January 1, 1958.
* April 12 - Allen Ginsberg's poem Howl, printed in England, is seized by U.S. customs officials on the grounds of obscenity.
* May 2 - Senator Joseph McCarthy dies.
* May 3 - Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
* May 16 - Elliot Ness dies
* June 25 - United Church of Christ formed in Cleveland, Ohio by merger of Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church.
* June 27 - Hurricane Audrey demolishes Cameron, Louisiana, killing 400 people.
* July 6 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the very first time, as teenagers, three years before forming the Beatles.
* July 16 - United States Marine Major John Glenn flies an F8U supersonic jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds setting a new transcontinental speed record.
* July 29 - The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
* August 21 - Eisenhower announces a 2-year suspension of nuclear testing.
* September 4 - American Civil Rights Movement: Little Rock Crisis - Orville Faubus, governor of Arkansas, calls out the US National Guard to prevent black students from enrolling in Central High School in Little Rock.
* September 4 - The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel on what the company proclaims as "E Day."
* September 5 - The first edition of Jack Kerouac's On the Road went on sale.
* October 4 - Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth.
* November 3 - Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter space - a dog named Laika.
* November 6 - Jailhouse Rock opens nationally and Elvis Presley continues to gain more notoriety.
* November 7 - Cold War: In the United States, the Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
* November 13 – Invention of the laser by Gordon Gould.
* November 25 - President Eisenhower has a stroke.
* December 6 - First U.S. attempt to launch a satellite fails, the rocket blowing up on the launch pad.
1957 TOP GROSSING FILMS :
* The Ten Commandments, Around the World in Eighty Days, Giant, Oklahoma!, Pal Joey, 7 Wonders of the World, and The Teahouse of the August Moon (according to Wikipedia). * However, filmsite.org doesn't include any of these in their list of Greatest Films of 1957: The Bridge on the River Kwai, A Face in the Crowd, Funny Face, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Jailhouse Rock, The Pajama Game, Paths of Glory, Peyton Place, Sayonara, The Spirit of St. Louis, Sweet Smell of Success, The Three Faces of Eve, 12 Angry Men, and Witness For The Prosecution.