1957 in the United States

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Events from the year 1957 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

Dwight D. Eisenhower, the President of the United States, began his second term on January 20

February[edit]

March[edit]

March 26: Elvis Presley buys Graceland

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 5 – American Bandstand, a local dance show produced by WFIL-TV in Philadelphia, joins the ABC Television Network.
  • August 21 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces a 2-year suspension of nuclear testing.
  • August 28 – United States Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) sets the record for the longest filibuster with his 24-hour, 18-minute speech railing against a civil rights bill.

September[edit]

September: Little Rock Nine

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

December 2: Shippingport Reactor goes online

Undated[edit]

  • Operation Dropshot, an all-out U.S. war with the Soviet Union, is expected to be triggered by the Soviet takeover of Western Europe, the Near East and parts of Eastern Asia, as it was anticipated in 1949.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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