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World Historical and Societal Life August 1957

August
  • August 1 - 1 coml building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM) 
  • August 1 - Gil Hodges hits his NL record 14 career grand slam (Last by Bkln) 
  • August 1 - Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 136 m (445'10")
  • August 1 - US & Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) 
  • August 3 - British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
  • August 4 - Juan Manuel Fangio, driving for Maserati, wins the Formula One German Grand Prix, clinching (with 4 wins that season) his record fifth world drivers championship, including his fourth consecutive championship (also a record); these two records would endure for nearly half a century. 
  • August 5 - "American Bandstand," begins network TV (ABC) 
  • August 5 - Comic strip "Andy Capp" made its debut 
  • August 5 - WJZ-TV in Baltimore MD begins radio transmissions 
  • August 5 - Bkln Sports Authority gets an engineering report on 50,000-seat stadium in downtown area for estimated $207 million
  • August 7 - US performed nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
  • August 8 - USSR offers Syria economic/military aid 
  • August 9 - 24 NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000) 
  • August 10 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
  • August 11 - Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open 
  • August 11 - Paul Hindemith' opera "Harmonie der Welt," premieres in Munich 
  • August 15 - David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
  • August 15 - USAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter 
  • August 17 - Richie Ashburn, fouls hit fan Alice Roth twice in same at bat 1 one breaks her nose, second one hits her while she is on the stretcher 
  • August 18 - Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4") 
  • August 18 - Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open 
  • August 18 - Juan-Manuel Fangio, wins his last auto World Championship at 46 August 18 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site August 19 - NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to San Francisco, CA in 1958 
  • August 19 - US Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon 
  • August 20 - "Simply Heavenly" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances 
  • August 20 - Chicago White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Wash Senators, 6-0 
  • August 20 - USAAF balloon breaks an altitude record at 102,000' (310,896 m) 
  • August 20 - White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Senators 6-0 
  • August 21 - First launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket) 
  • August 22 - Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title 
  • August 23 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
  • August 24 - British soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1 game for Chelsea 
  • August 25 - Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao August 26 - USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile 
  • August 27 - Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes 
  • August 27 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site August 27 - The Constitution of Malaysia comes into force. 
  • August 28 - Sen Thurmond begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill 
  • August 29 - Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957 
  • August 29 - Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights 
  • August 30 - US performed nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
  • August 30 - US senator Strom Thurmond spoke 24hrs 27m against civil rights 
  • August 31 - Malaysia (formerly The Federation of Malaya) gained independence from the United Kingdom excluding Singapore Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad, Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan becomes the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

 

 


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Judith Ann Florian
Girard, Ohio 44420

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