1957 Newspapers

What happened in 1957 that made it into the nation’s most trusted newspaper headlines? Our collection of authentic newspapers is the largest in the world, and features copies of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many more.

The 1950s was a strange decade in history, sitting quietly in between the destructive 1940s and the liberated 1960s. It was a decade governed by conservatism in both society and politics. After joining the workforce during the war years, women’s place had returned to the house, in what was seemingly a step backwards from the efforts of women who had through for their rights in the first half of the 20th century. Even clothes were conservative, with men in suits and women adopting the canonical style of 50’s dresses and skirts. Although the 1950s is considered an unremarkable and dull decade in history, there were plenty of fascinating events taking place which would shock and surprise the nation.

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1957 Newspapers

1957 Newspaper Headlines

Our 1957 newspaper articles tell tales of natural disasters, musical innovations, celebrity gossip, and political dramas. Some key 1957 events include the reopening of the Suez canal and “Sputnik 1”, the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth, launching. 1957 newspapers are a wonderful way to celebrate this interesting year in history. Understand how those who were present at the time reacted to the events, and how the events shaped the world.

January 20, 1957
Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States.

January 22, 1957 
The New York City “Mad Bomber”, George Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut, and charged with planting more than 30 bombs.

February 17, 1957 
The Warrenton Nursing Home fire kills 72 people in Missouri.

March 22, 1957 
The 5.7 Mw  San Francisco earthquake shook the Bay Area in California with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong), causing $1 million in losses, one death and forty injuries.

March 26, 1957
22-year-old Elvis Presley buys Graceland on Bellevue Boulevard for $100,000. He and his family soon relocate to the property.

March 27, 1957 
The 29th Academy Awards ceremony is held, with Around The World In Eighty Days winning the award for Best Picture.

May 3, 1957 
Walter O’Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.

July 6, 1957
John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the very first time, at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.

July 16, 1957 
United States Marine Major John Glenn flies an F8U supersonic jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds, setting a new transcontinental speed record.

August 21, 1957 
President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces a two-year suspension of nuclear testing.

September 4, 1957 
Governor Orville Faubus of Arkansas calls out the National Guard of the United States to prevent the “Little Rock Nine”, nine African American students, from enrolling in Little Rock Central High School.

September 5, 1957 
Jack Kerouac’s On The Road is published by Viking Press.

September 9, 1957 
Civil Rights Act of 1957 is enacted, setting up the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

September 26, 1957 
West Side Story, 
a new musical, opens at the Winter Garden Theater on Broadway.

October 4, 1957
The Soviet Union launches ‘Sputnik 1‘, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth.

November 25, 1957 
President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffers a stroke.

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