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10 Facts About The Year 1957

What happened in 1957?

Here are 10 Facts.........

1. Harold MacMillan
the 1st Earl of Stockton and Conservative MP is elected British Prime Minister

2. On 4th October 1957 , Russia launched its first Earth satellite into orbit called Sputnik 1. The batteries lasted a few weeks and subsequently the satellite returned to Earth in January 1958

3. Elvis Presley , the American singer buys a new home "Graceland" in Memphis , Tennessee

4. David Lean releases Bridge On The River Kwai starring Alec Guiness.

5. Famous people born included Daniel Day Lewis , Stephen Fry , Judge         Reinhold , Sid Vicious , Jayne Torvill and Jo Brand

6. Dwight Eisenhower begins his Second Term as President of the United States

7. John Lennon & Paul McCartney - half of the Beatles meet as teenagers for the first time

8. On 25th March 1957 six nations established the European Economic Community in an attempt to create closer economic ties. The countries included Belbium , France , Italy , West Germany , Netherlands and Luxembourg.

9. Box Office hits included: Gunfight at the OK Corral , Peyton Place , Jailhouse Rock and A Farewell To Arms

10. Sporting Winners included:

FA Cup Final:    Aston Villa 2 Man Utd  1

Division 1 Winners:  Man Utd  Runners Up Tottenham

Mens Wimbledon Winner: Lew Hoad beat Ashley Cooper 3-0

Womens Wimbledon Winner: Althea Gibson beat Darlene Hard 2-0

Golf Open Championship Winner:  Bobby Locke at St. Andrews

Formula One Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio

Ryder Cup Winners: Great Britain lead by Dai Rees beat the United States 7.5 to 4.5

Five Nations Champions: England (also won the Triple Crown , Grand Slam and Calcutta Cup)

Know Someone born in 1957?

                                      I Love 1957 birthday card and CD gift

Recommended Reading:-

Facts From 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis

Facts From 1943 - Operation Mincemeat

Facts From 1954 - Marilyn Monroe Marries Joe DiMaggio


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