1957

The launch of Sputnik 1 on 4 October 1957 is the first step towards spaceflight and marked the beginning of the Space Race, an important milestone of the Cold War.

1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1957th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 957th year of the 2nd millennium, the 57th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1950s decade.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1957 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1957
MCMLVII
Ab urbe condita2710
Armenian calendar1406
ԹՎ ՌՆԶ
Assyrian calendar6707
Baháʼí calendar113–114
Balinese saka calendar1878–1879
Bengali calendar1364
Berber calendar2907
British Regnal yearEliz. 2 – 6 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2501
Burmese calendar1319
Byzantine calendar7465–7466
Chinese calendar丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
4654 or 4447
    — to —
丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)
4655 or 4448
Coptic calendar1673–1674
Discordian calendar3123
Ethiopian calendar1949–1950
Hebrew calendar5717–5718
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2013–2014
 - Shaka Samvat1878–1879
 - Kali Yuga5057–5058
Holocene calendar11957
Igbo calendar957–958
Iranian calendar1335–1336
Islamic calendar1376–1377
Japanese calendarShōwa 32
(昭和32年)
Javanese calendar1888–1889
Juche calendar46
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4290
Minguo calendarROC 46
民國46年
Nanakshahi calendar489
Thai solar calendar2500
Tibetan calendar阳火猴年
(male Fire-Monkey)
2083 or 1702 or 930
    — to —
阴火鸡年
(female Fire-Rooster)
2084 or 1703 or 931

Events

January

February

March

Flag of Ghana, the first country in colonial Africa to gain independence

April

May

June

July

Anti-Rightist Campaigns kill more than 500,000 people in China

August

September

Federation of Malaya gains independence from the British Empire

October

October 4: Sputnik program begins, the first satellite launched into space.

November

Laika the dog became the first animal to orbit Earth.

December

Date unknown

Births

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

Katie Couric
John Lasseter
Steve Harvey
Ade Edmondson
Frank Miller

February

Dennis Brown
Danny Antonucci
Ainsley Harriott
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
John Turturro

March

Osama bin Laden
Qasem Soleimani
Spike Lee
Lucio Gutiérrez
Christopher Lambert
Paul Reiser

April

Faustin-Archange Touadéra
Donald Tusk
Daniel Day-Lewis

May

Richard E. Grant
Sid Vicious
Kevin Von Erich
Yoshihiko Noda
Renée Soutendijk

June

Tarek Shawki
Frances McDormand
Georgi Parvanov
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

July

Kelly McGillis
Stefan Löfven
Theo van Gogh
Nana Visitor
Nellie Kim
Fumio Kishida

August

Melanie Griffith
Denis Leary
Stephen Fry
Ivo Josipović
Ai Weiwei

September

Gloria Estefan
Ricardo Montaner
Hans Zimmer
Brad Bird
Kevin Rudd
Michael Madsen
Bongbong Marcos

October

Bernie Mac
Paul Kagame
Nancy Cartwright
Dan Castellaneta
Ahmet Kaya

November

Dolph Lundgren
Tony Abbott
Goodluck Jonathan
Caroline Kennedy

December

Michael Clarke Duncan
Steve Buscemi
Ray Romano
Hamid Karzai

Date unknown

Deaths

Content
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

Humphrey Bogart

February

John von Neumann
Miklós Horthy

March

Ramon Magsaysay
Gheorghe Tătărescu

April

Pedro Infante

May

Joseph McCarthy
Eliot Ness

June

Jimmy Dorsey
Johannes Stark

July

Grace Coolidge

August

Washington Luís

September

Jean Sibelius

October

Christian Dior
Gerty Cori

November

Diego Rivera
Prince George of Greece and Denmark

December

Robert Esnault-Pelterie

Nobel Prizes


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