Historical Events For Year 1957

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January 2, 1957

The Pacific Coast Stock Exchange is formed by combining the San Francisco stock exchange with the Los Angeles stock exchange.
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January 3, 1957

The first electric watch is produced by the Hamilton Watch Company. Read More

January 6, 1957

The Ed Sullivan Show has guest star Elvis Presley on the show for his 3rd and final appearance.
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January 14, 1957

Humphrey Bogart dies after battling cancer for many years. Read More

February 25, 1957

A Caucasian boy between 4 and 6 years old is found in a box on a sidewalk in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in an unresolved case known as The Boy In The Box.
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March 1, 1957

The first publication of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat occurs in the United States. Read More

March 4, 1957

The first publication of the S&P 500 guide is made by Standard & Poor. Read More

March 13, 1957

The expiry of the Anglo-Jordanian Treaty of 1948 occurs. Read More

March 14, 1957

Martial law is announced in Indonesia by President Sukarno. Read More

March 25, 1957

The European Economic Community is formed by the Treaty of Rome. Read More

March 26, 1957

Elvis Presley purchases his house in Memphis Tennessee known as Graceland at the age of 22 for $100,000 USD.
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March 27, 1957

Best Picture of the 29th Academy Awards ceremony is won by Around the World in 80 Days. Read More

April 12, 1957

The ability to self-rule is granted to Singapore and will come into effect on January 1, 1958 as declared by the United Kingdom.
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May 3, 1957

The Dodgers baseball team is moved from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California upon the agreement of the team's owner Walter O'Malley.
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June 6, 1957

John Lennon and Paul McCartney have their first encounter as teenagers, leading to the formation of the Beatles 3 years later.
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July 9, 1957

The film Loving You starring Elvis Presley is released for the first time in theaters. Read More

July 29, 1957

The formation International Atomic Energy Agency occurs. Read More

August 21, 1957

Nuclear testing is suspended for 2 years as declared by President Dwight Eisenhower. Read More

September 4, 1957

The Ford Motor Company's Edsel edition is released and this day goes on to be referred to as "E Day".
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September 5, 1957

The first edition of On the Road by Jack Kerouac begins circulation. Read More

October 4, 1957

Sputnik is launched by the Soviet Union as the first artificial satellite to rotate around the earth.
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November 3, 1957

Sputnik 2 is launched by the Soviet Union with a dog named Laika on board as the first animal to travel around the Earth in orbit.
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November 8, 1957

Elvis Presley's film Jailhouse Rock is released in the United States. Read More

November 13, 1957

The laser is invented by Gordon Gould. Read More

November 16, 1957

United States President Dwight Eisenhower undergoes a stroke. Read More

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