- Nine black students are barred from entering a formerly all white school in Little Rock, Arkansas. President Eisenhower uses troops to secure their entry.
- Leonard Bernstein completes "West Side Story".
- "The Bridge on the River Kwai", with William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness is released.
- Famous Births ... Sid Vicious, Gloria Estefan, Donny Osmond.
- Deaths ... Humphrey Bogart, Oliver Hardy.
- World Series: Milwaukee Braves defeat New York Yankees four games to three.
- Eggs per dozen cost 28 cents.
- Tidal Wave follows Hurricane Audrey into coasts of Texas and Louisiana.
- Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1 - first artificial satellite.
- First Nuclear Reactor plant opens for production of electricity in Pennsylvania US.
Historical Highlights of 1957
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