October 1957 in history

October 1957 events chronologically

Oct 1 First appearance of In God we trust on U.S. paper currency
Oct 3 The California State Superior Court rules that Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is not obscene
Oct 4 Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth
Oct 4 Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario
Oct 4 Leave It To Beaver premieres on CBS
Oct 10 The Windscale fire in Cumbria, U.K. is the world's first major nuclear accident
Oct 10 U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1957

Oct 5 Bernie Mac an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Mac gained popularity as a stand-up comedian. He joined comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and L. Hughley as The Original Kings of Comedy
Oct 20 Hilda Solis an American politician and a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for District 1. Solis previously served as the 25th United States Secretary of Labor from 2009 to 2013, as part of the administration of President Barack Obama. She is a member of the Democratic Party and served in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009, representing the 31st and 32nd congressional districts of California that include East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley
Oct 21 Wolfgang Ketterle a German physicist and professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research has focused on experiments that trap and cool atoms to temperatures close to absolute zero, and he led one of the first groups to realize Bose–Einstein condensation in these systems in 1995. For this achievement, as well as early fundamental studies of condensates, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001, together with Eric Allin Cornell and Carl Wieman
Oct 23 Paul Kagame the sixth and current President of Rwanda having taken office in 2000 when his predecessor, Pasteur Bizimungu, resigned. Kagame previously commanded the rebel force that ended the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. He was considered Rwanda's de facto leader when he served as Vice President and Minister of Defence from 1994 to 2000
Oct 25 Nancy Cartwright an American film and television actress, comedian and voice artist. She is best known for her long-running role as Bart Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons. Cartwright voices other characters for the show, including Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, and Database
Oct 27 Glenn Hoddle an English former footballer and manager who played as a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur, AS Monaco, Chelsea and Swindon Town and at international level for England. He is currently first team coach at Queens Park Rangers having been appointed, on a part time basis, to assist Harry Redknapp in the summer of 2014
Oct 29 Dan Castellaneta an American actor, voice actor, comedian and screenwriter. Noted for his long-running role as Homer Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons, he voices many other characters on The Simpsons, including Abraham "Grampa" Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, Mayor Quimby and Hans Moleman

Top 7 most famous people died in October 1957

Oct 19 V. Gordon Childe an Australian archaeologist and philologist who specialized in the study of European prehistory. Working most of his life as an academic in the United Kingdom for the University of Edinburgh and then the Institute of Archaeology, London, he wrote many influential books and was an early proponent of culture-historical archaeology and Marxist archaeology
Oct 23 Christian Dior a French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses, also called Christian Dior, but now owned by Groupe Arnault.
Oct 25 Edward Plunkett 18th Baron of Dunsany an Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work, mostly in fantasy, published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes many hundreds of published short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays
Oct 25 Henry van de Velde a Belgian painter, architect and interior designer. Together with Victor Horta and Paul Hankar he could be considered as one of the main founders and representatives of Art Nouveau in Belgium. Van de Velde spent the most important part of his career in Germany and had a decisive influence on German architecture and design at the beginning of the 20th century
Oct 26 Gerty Cori an American biochemist who became the third woman—and first American woman—to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Oct 26 Nikos Kazantzakis a Greek writer and philosopher, celebrated for his novel Zorba the Greek, considered his magnum opus. He became known globally after the 1964 release of the Michael Cacoyannis film Zorba the Greek, based on the novel. He gained renewed fame with the 1988 Martin Scorsese adaptation of his book The Last Temptation of Christ
Oct 29 Louis B. Mayer a Russian born, Canadian-American film producer. He is generally cited as the creator of the "star system" within Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in its golden years. He was one of the founders of AMPAS famous for its "Oscars" Academy Award. Known always as Louis Mayer and often simply as "L.B.", he believed in wholesome entertainment and went to great lengths so that MGM had "more stars than there are in the heavens"