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World Historical and Societal Life May 1957

May
  • May 1 - Flevo Boys soccer team forms in Emmeloord 
  • May 1 - Larry King's 1 radio broadcast 
  • May 1 - US give Poland credit of $95 million 
  • May 1 - Vanguard TV-1 booster test reaches 195 km 
  • May 2 - Vincent Gigante fails to assassinate mafioso Frank Costello
  • May 2 - Senator Joseph McCarthy of the Red Scare dies. 
  • May 3 - Walter O'Malley, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California. 
  • May 4 - 83 Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2 
  • May 4 - Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" first prime-time network rock show 
  • May 4 - Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam 
  • May 5 - Adolf Scharf elected president of Austria 
  • May 5 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open 
  • May 6 - Italian government of Segni resigns 
  • May 6 - Last broadcast of "I Love Lucy" on CBS-TV 
  • May 6 - Pulitzer prize awarded to John F Kennedy (Profiles in Courage) May 7 - Indians' pitcher Herb Score is hit by a line drive off Gil McDougald 
  • May 10 - 1 meeting of legislative of Cameroon 
  • May 10 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsch second Piano concert, premieres in Moscow 
  • May 11 - Gabriel Paris forms government of Colombia 
  • May 12 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Smokey Golf Open 
  • May 14 - "New Girl in Town" opens at 46 St Theater NYC for 432 performances 
  • May 14 - Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town," premieres in NYC May 15 - 18,000 people at Madison Sq Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade 
  • May 15 - First British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island) 
  • May 15 - Stanley Matthews plays his final international game, ending an English record international career of almost 23 years 
  • May 16 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae 
  • May 16 - US launches its 3 atomic submarine, USS Skate, at Groton Conn 
  • May 16 - Yanks involved in Copacabana Incident, leads to Billy Martin trade 
  • May 16 - Paul-Henri Spaak becomes the new Secretary General of NATO. 
  • May 17 - Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date in Washington DC 
  • May 17 - School desegregation law, Brown v Board of education 
  • May 18 - 83 Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2
  • May 19 - Adone Zoli forms Italian government 
  • May 21 - French government of Mollet resigns 
  • May 22 - KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting 
  • May 22 - Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6 inning in 11-0 win 
  • May 22 - South Africa government approves race separation in universities 
  • May 24 - Anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan
  • May 24 - Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia 
  • May 25 - "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances 
  • May 26 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open 
  • May 27 - Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format. 
  • May 28 - NL approves Bkln Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to west coast May 28 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
  • May 28 - WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting 
  • May 29 - Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators 
  • May 29 - Laos government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns 
  • May 29 - NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast 
  • May 30 - Real Madrid wins second Europe Cup 1 in Madrid 
  • May 30 - Test Cricket debut for Rohan Kanhai v England at Edgbaston 
  • May 31 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)

 

 


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Judith Ann Florian
Girard, Ohio 44420

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