LOOK 1957

Historical Highlights of 1957

  • 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.

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