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Major Events of 1957

1957 (Roman Numerals: MCMLVII) was the 57th year of the 20th century. 1957 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Tuesday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1957.
News Events of 1957

Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1 - first artificial satellite.

Sputnik 1

FORTRAN, the first high-level computer-programming language, introduced.

Nine black students are barred from entering a formerly all white school (Central High School) in Little Rock, Arkansas. President Eisenhower uses troops to secure their entry.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community.

Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) independent from UK.

Beginning of African decolonization: Ghana independent from the UK.

International Atomic Energy Agency established.

Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.

Boeing 707 makes its first flight.

UK conducts its first hydrogen bomb test.

Atomic Bomb

S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.

Sports in 1957

1957 Was Designated As

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