About the Number 1957 (one thousand nine hundred fifty-seven)

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   1957 is an integer
   1957 is odd
   1957 is not prime
   1957 has prime factors 19 and 103
   1957 squared is 3,829,849
   1957 as a Roman numeral is MCMLVII
   sqrt(1957) is 44.2379927
   log(1957) is 3.29159083
   ln(1957) is 7.57916797
About the Year 1957

On Tuesday, 28 May 1957, Gerald Dean Thurman (gdt) was born. [I got the John Deere tractor at age three.]

On 4 October 1957, "Sputnik 1 became the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The world looked on with awe as the space age began." The term "beatnik" originated in 1957.

Many consider 1957 the birth year of today's Internet. [DARPA was formed in 1958.]

The EU (European Union) was formed in 1957.

Although subject to significant debate, many believe the Vietnam War started on 21 October 1957 with the killing of Army Captain Harry G. Cramer.

In 1957, the Hewlett-Packard Company went public; AT&T (Ma Bell); introduced the Touchtone phone; and Seymour Cray (father of supercomputing) co-founded Control Data Corp. where he built the first computer to use radio transistors instead of vacuum tubes.

President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon were sworn in for their second terms on 20 January 1957.

"Perry Mason" and "Leave It To Beaver" premiered on U.S. TV during 1957.

Elvis Presley released the song "Jailhouse Rock" in 1957.

John Lennon met Paul McCartney in 1957.

Katie Couric was born January of 1957; Amanda Plummer was born March of 1957; Cindy Sheehan was born July of 1957; during November of 1957 both Arizona governor Janet Napolitano and JFK's daughter Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg were born. Oliver Hardy of the Laurel and Hardy comedy duo died in 1957. Rosalind Franklin, a scientist that made the "1st x-ray image that revealed the double helix structure of DNA," died in 1957.

Here are some prices from 1957.

    gallon of gas:  $0.24
   gold per ounce:  $35.000
             DJIA:  419.79 to 520.77
     minimum wage:  $1.00
    loaf of bread:  $0.19

   source: Pages of Time® card

Timelines.ws::20thCentury:: Timeline 1957.


On Presidents' Day 2006, RoadHacker discovered a Since 1957 painting while visiting Buckeye, Arizona.


This BAB was created on a BAD (Basic Arithmetic Date). BADs were created after this BAB was created.

This BAB about 1957 was created on 5 October 2005, which in MM/DD/YY format is 10/05/05. This BAB's create date contains arithmetic.

   10/05/05  (October 5, 2005)
   10 - 5 = 5

This BAB was created on a BAD.


During Labor Day weekend of 2006, RoadHacker found a Founded 1957 banner along Ventura Blvd. in Studio City, California.


John Backus died on 17 March 2007. Backus created the Fortran programming language and IBM made the language available to customers during 1957.


RoadHacker visited Albuquerque, New Mexico, for Pi Day 2007. On the day prior to Pi Day, he found the number 1957 in a Rio Puerco Bridge sign. [ bridge picture] On Pi Day, the number 1957 was found in the Welcome to Madrid sign.

Update::2007.04.01 (April Fools' Day 2007)

On April Fools' Day of 1957, the BBC TV program Panorama reported that the spaghetti tree harvest in Ticino, Switzerland was outstanding due to the mild winter and "virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil."


The Helvetica sans-serif typeface (font) was created in 1957 by Swiss graphic designer Max Miedinger.


Thurman (Gerald D. Thurman, GDT, RoadHacker, TempeHiker, FoodHacker, LitterHacker, AzFoo, Herb Mumford, Zelmo Zeroman) turned 50 years young on 28 May 1957.


In 1957, the rights to the Pluto Platter where signed over to Wham-O Inc. A year later Wham-O renamed Pluto Platter to Frisbee®.


RoadHacker found a 1957 Illinois license plate while staying at the Shady Dell in Bisbee, Arizona. The license plate was found on the back of the Shady Dell's El Rey trailer, which was built in 1957.


The following was copied from PR.State.Az.us: "Kartchner Caverns State Park cave tours will be discounted by 50% this summer to celebrate the State Parks' 50th Anniversary." It appears as though Arizona State Parks were established in 1957.


While reading John Markoff's book "What the Dormouse Said," GDT learned that Doug Engelbart joined the Stanford Research Institute in 1957.


July is National Hot Dog Month and yesterday, July 18th, was National Hot Dog Day for 2007. Purely by accident, I visited Ed The Hotdogger yesterday and he treated me to a hot dog. Supposedly, National Hot Dog Day was introduced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1957.


The Museum of Northwest Colorado is in Craig, Colorado. The basement of the museum contains a collection of Moffat County High School graduation pictures. The extensive collection includes a picture of the class of 1957.

While reading the Bisbee Daily Review on 29 September 2007, the "On This Date" column said that on 29 September 1957 the Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game before moving to Los Angeles. The game was played in Philadelphia and the Dodgers lost 2-1.


The Salem Witch Gaol in Salem, Massachusetts, was "built in 1684, used until 1813 and razed in 1957." Note: a gaol is a British variant of jail.


The re-make of the movie "3:10 to Yuma" is being released on 7 September 2007. The original "3:10 to Yuma" was released on 7 August 1957.


I was reviewing my DeadTeam roster and I saw where John von Neumann died in 1957. The "von Neumann architecture" is still widely used in computing.


I added a quote by Donald Kunth to GDT::Quotes. Each quote contains a hyperlink into the Wikipedia about the quote's author. The following was copied from Knuth's Wikipedia webpage.

   "Knuth published his first 'scientific' article in a school 
    magazine in 1957 under the title 'Potrzebie System of Weights 
    and Measures.' In it, he defined the fundamental unit of length 
    as the thickness of MAD magazine #26, and named the fundamental 
    unit of force 'whatmeworry'. MAD magazine bought the article and 
    published it in the #33 June 1957 issue."

I added another quote by Donald Knuth to GDT::Quotes and this time I came across a 2006 article about the computing guru in Stanford Magazine that started with the following.

   "In 1957,  a lanky, bespectacled college student named Donald Knuth 
    caught a glimpse of a beautiful stranger through a window and fell 
    deeply in love. The object of his affection blinked enticingly back 
    at him. It was an IBM Type 650, one of the earliest mass-produced 
    computers and the first Knuth had ever seen. Although computer 
    science wasn't even really a science yet, Knuth was a goner."

RoadHacker found a 1957 Ohio license plate while staying at the Shady Dell in Bisbee, Arizona, during late September of 2007. The Shady Dell's Royal Mansion trailer had a copy of an Arizona Highways magazine from 1957. ( full cover)


The following was copied from a NASA press release.

   "Starting Oct. 1, NASA Television and the agency's Internet 
    homepage will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Space 
    Age, which began with the launch of Sputnik I on Oct. 4, 1957."

Google's logo was modified for the 50th anniversary of Sputnik, which was launched in 1957.


Stanford University held a celebration for the 50th anniversary of Fairchild Semiconductor. Robert Noyce, who was nicknamed 'the Mayor of Silicon Valley', along with seven other computing gurus, co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957.


GDT came across the http://www.thefeverof57.com (The Fever of '57) website while working on notes about the U.S.A. needing another "Sputnik moment." "The Fever of '57" is was an "educational website is for students who want wanted to learn about the Cold War period and America's dramatic reaction to the launch of Russia's SPUTNIK satellite 50 years ago which almost led to nuclear war." Note: '57 means 1957. [Update::2019.08.04 Variety.com::The Fever of '57]

Hobbes' Internet Timeline is considered the "definitive ARPAnet and Internet history" and the history lesson begins in 1957.


While visiting the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California, MathBabbler discovered that Willis Patrick Griffin died eleven days after he was born in 1957.


While reading the Arts and Entertainment section of the Arizona Republic, MathBabbler learned that Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road" was published in 1957.


Fifty years ago on 3 November 1957, Laika, a Soviet space dog (muttnik), was blasted into orbit on Sputnik II.

Also on 3 November 2007, 50 years since 1957, I attended the finals of DARPA Urban Challenge in Victorville, California. DARPA was founded in 1958 (i.e. 1957 + 1).


MathBabbler turned 50.5 today. Caroline Kennedy turned 50 yesterday and Janet Napolitano turns 50 tomorrow. In other words, MathBabbler, Caroline and Janet were all born in 1957.

Also on 11/28/2007, the Food section of the Arizona Republic contained a coupon from the 5 & Diner that expired on 11/28/2007. The coupon was for "Any two (2) burgers and any two (2) shakes" for $19.57 -- great year, great price." We don't know if it was a great price, but we do know that 1957 was a great year. Concierge Magazine claims the 5 & Diner has the "Best Burgers & Shakes in AZ... Maybe the world...," but the MathBabbler wasn't hungry enough to take advantage of the coupon.


Today was Donny Osmond's 50th birthday; in other words, Donny Osmond was born in 1957.


While working on a BAB about why 'x' and 'y' are used in Algebra, I came across the mathematician Omar Khayyam. According to the Wikipedia, Khayyam used 'x' in his "Teatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra" (circa 1070). In 1957, a film titled "Omar Khayyam" was produced. Khayyam was Persian and he lived from year 1048 to year 1131.


20 December 1957 was the first flight for Boeing's 707 jetliner.


Today was Katie Couric's 51st birthday. Katie was born on 7 January 1957.


This tombstone was found in Bisbee's Evergreen Cemetery. A "loving daughter" named Sheila was born 29 November 1957 and she died 19 December 1957.

This Bisbee HS basketball schedule for the 1957-8 season was found in the bathroom at the Shady Dell Trailer Park.

This Arizona Highways magazine from September of 1957 was found in the Shady Dell's mansion trailer.


While working on a BAB about gold hitting $900 per ounce and housing prices (today versus 1980), MathBabbler learned that on 31 October 1957 Toyota "officially opened for business in the U.S."

MathBabbler also learned that the movie "12 Angry Men" was produced in 1957.


While working on a BAB about the floor(x) and ceil(x) functions, MathBabbler learned that Kenneth Iverson, who died in 2004, created APL (A Programming Language) in 1957.


MathBabbler was watching the closing credits to the movie American Graffiti scroll by when he noticed a song titled "A 1,000 Miles Away" by the Heartbeats. The song was released in 1956, but it didn't hit the charts until 1957.


12 February 2008 was National Pancake Day. MathBabbler decided he'd celebrate the day by having pancakes for lunch so he wanted to call the 5 & Diner located on 9069 E. Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale to see if served breakfast all-day (they do). The restaurant's phone number is (480) 949-1957.


TempeHiker visted the Mesa Cemetery on 2/16/2008. He learned that Annie Laura Hunsaker died sometime in 1957.

On his way home from the Mesa Cemetery, TempeHiker stopped to wander downtown Mesa. He visited a book store and purchased a "Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society" that was published in May, 1957. In the back of the bulletin was the following IBM help wanted advertisement.

   "Rewarding careers are open to men with degrees in: Chemistry, 
    Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics.
    A previous knowledge of computing is not necessary.  IBM
    will pay for your training."

In 1957, IBM was a "data processing, electronic typewriter, military products, special engineering producs, time equipment" company.


The price for a barrel of oil closed above $100 for the first time ever. While working on a BAB documenting the oil price milestone, MathBabbler made the following Pi discovery while looking at InflationData.com's "Historical Crude Oil Prices Table:" In 1957 the price for a barrel of oil was $3.14.


MathBabbler watched the end of a western called "The Tall T" which was released during April of 1957. The movie starred Randolph Scott, Richard Boone and Maureen O'Sullivan.


MathBabbler went to get his beard cut at Ray's Barber Shop in Tempe, but it was closed for Ray's funeral. "Ray Boles ran the family-owned business out of Tempe Town Square from 1957 until 1994, when he retired and handed the reins over to his son, Charles." Ray's moved out of Tempe Town Square in 2000 (the square was taken over by ASU). Ray's is still located near the ASU campus on Lemon Street just east of Rural.


MathBabbler was working on a BAB about Jenny's 55th birthday. As of the date and time of this update, Jenny was the world's oldest captive gorilla. Jenny began living at the Dallas Zoo in 1957.


Torrey Pines is a seaside golf course located in La Jolla, California. It was designed by William Bell, Sr. in 1957. During the spring 2008 semester, MathBabbler noticed a student wearing a Torrey Pines sweatshirt that had 1957 across its front.


The following information about the number 1957 was obtained from the MathBabbler Number Analyst (MBNA).

   1957 proper divisors are: 1,19,103
   1957 is deficient (sum of proper divisors is 123)
   1957 is unhappy
   1957 is not a Harshad number
   1957 is not prime
   1957 has the prime factors: 19*103
   1957 in octal is 03645
   1957 in hexadecimal is 0x7a5
   1957 in binary is 11110100101 (is odious)
   1957 nearest square numbers: -21...68 (1936 [44]...2025 [45])

Watch watching the radio on TV, MathBabbler learned that Porter Wagoner joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1957.


George Carlin died at the age of 71 on 22 June 2008. MathBabbler learned that Carlin received a general discharge from the Air Force in 1957.


MathBabbler was looking at the TV screen while riding a stationary bike at his neighborhood fitness center. The TV had on ESPN (sports) and MathBabbler saw a screen about the Seattle SuperSonics moving to Oklahoma City. The screen was displaying a list of teams and dates with the last list item being for the Rochester Royals. The Royals played their first NBA game on 6 November 1948. Their last game was on 13 March 1957 after which they moved to Cincinnati.

Fast foward to 2008 and according to SportsECyclopedia.com the Royals became the Sacaramento Kings in 1985.

Speaking of the SuperSonics... they started playing in Seattle during the year 1957+half-a-score [i.e. 1967]. Oklahoma City is prohibited from using the name SuperSonics so MathBabbler wants them to become the Oklahoma City Foos.


MathBabbler was searching for information at AzHumane.org and he discovered that the Arizona Humane Society was founded in 1957. According to the website, the Arizona Humane Society's "first shelter opened in north Phoenix's Sunnyslope area with the goal of placing unwanted or abandoned animals in new, loving homes."


While writing a BAB in honor of Ringo Starr's 68th birthday, MathBabbler discovered that Ringo formed his first band in 1957. In addition, Ringo likes to do the song "Sweet Little Sixteen" and Chuck Berry released this song during January of 1957+1 [i.e. 1958].


On 8 August 2008, MathBabbler's Internet Observer blog turned 10 years of age. Also, on 8 August 2008, Jakob Nielsen's company turned 10 years of age. Nielsen has been a long-time member of MathBabbler's DreamTeam of computing people. It turns out Nielsen, just like MathBabbler, was born in 1957.


Bernie Mac, who was born in 1957, died at the age of 50. Mac would have turned 51 on October 5th. MathBabbler's not a big fan of comedy, but he liked Bernie Mac (Bernard Jeffrey McCullough).


While BABbling about Carl Yastrzemski (Yaz), MathBabbler discovered that Stan Musial was the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in 1957. Yaz won the same award in 1957+10 (i.e. 1967).


While reading the Travel section of the Sunday, 24 August 2008, Arizona Republic, MathBabbler learned that the Hearst family donated the Hearst San Simeon estate to the state of California in 1957.


While working on a BAB about the number ten, MathBabbler learned that the "numbering scheme for the Interstate Highway System (as well as the U.S. Highway System) was developed in 1957 by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)."


MathBabbler learned that "Atlas Shrugged," Ayn Rand's last fictional work, was published in 1957. "Atlas Shrugged" the movie is expected to be released in 2009.


MathBabbler watched a "20/20" episode about England's Royal Family. Queen Elizabeth II, at the age of 31, visited the U.S. for the first time in 1957.


Paul Newman died at the age of 83 on 26 September 2008. Newman made the movies "Until They Sail" and "The Helen Morgan Story" in 1957.


On this day (October 4th) in 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I.


While watching "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations," MathBabbler learned that in 1957 the Republic of Ghana became the first African nation to achieve independence from the United Kingdom.


MathBabbler watched the movie "Peyton Place" and learned that the movie was made in 1957.


MathBabbler created a song titled "Functioneer" using the theme song from the Mickey Mouse Club. He learned that the Mickey Mouse Club ran on TV from 1955 to 1959. The average of 1955 and 1959 is 1957.


While working on a BAB to celebrate Neil Young's 63rd birthday on 12 November 2008, MathBabbler learned that Dwight Eisenhower was President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. The average of 1953 and 1961 is 1957.


While working on BABs about the number 1919 and Veterans Day, MathBabbler learned that 1919 was a semi-prime (i.e. it has only two prime factors (19 and 101). While examining the sequence of sem-prime numbers, MathBabbler noticed that 1957 is also a semi-prime (19 and 103).


MathBabbler is Gerald Thurman and occasionally Gerald Thurman Google's himself to see how he googles. The Google search results on 2008.11.21 for Gerald Thurman resulted in a hyperlink into Classmates to a Gerald Thurman from "Manor High School, MANOR, TX, Class of 1957." The Gerald Thurman from Manor, Texas, might be a MathBabbler, but he is not the MathBabbler. Note: the "I'm Feeling Lucky" hyperlink for a Google search of Gerald Thurman was to MathBabbler http://Gerald.Thurman.name.


In John Brockman's book "What is Your Dangerous Idea?," Daniel Gilbert said, "The idea that ideas can be dangerous." Gilbert is a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He authored "Stumbling on Happiness," which won the Royal Society Prizes for Science Books in 2007. Gilbert is most proud of the fact that he is on the list of Most Famous High School Dropouts at Education-Reform.net. Gilbert was born on 5 November 1957.


On 6 December 1957, Vanguard TV3 failed to successfully launch (it exploded seconds after take-off). The Vanguard project was initiated by the U.S. in response to the launch of Sputnik I by the Soviet Union.


BAB# 1957 was posted on 9 December 2008. The first BAB was posted 1399 days earlier on 9 February 2005, which is a BABbling rate of about 1.4 BABs per day. One of the BAB mottos is: "A BAB a day keeps the math tutor away."


MathBabbler got a new TV and he got it from Walt's TV in Tempe, Arizona. Walt's was founded in 1957.


MathBabbler liked the TV show "Everybody Loves Raymond" and it turns out Ray Romano was born on 21 December 1957.


Barack Obama named Eric Lander as a co-chair of his Council of Adivers on Science and Technology. Lander is a leader in genomic research and he is a guru in biomedical informatics. According to the Wikipedia, Lander was born on 3 February 1957.


During the Math Science Field Day held at SCC on Thursday, 15 January 2009, MathBabbler spoke with a teacher from a Tempe high-school who moved to Arizona in 1957.


MathBabbler added a quote by Scott Adams to his quote collection. Scott Adams is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip and it turns out he was born on 8 June 1957.


John Updike died on 27 January 2009. Updike wrote a poem titled "Ex-Basketball Player" in 1957, which reminds MathBabbler of Bruce Springsteen's song titled "Glory Days."


MathBabbler played a YouTube video about the history of the Internet in his CSC100 class. The video clip is about the Internet in 2009, but is starts with the following: "Let's go back to 1957 when everything began." And the screen displays 1957 in black on a white background. {YouTube.com::History of the Internet]


Intel announced that it was investing $7 billion into future technologies. $3 billion was allocated to modernize facilities (labs) in Chandler, Arizona. The Chairman of Intel is Dr. Craig Barrett and he started attending Stanford University in 1957.


Dr. Seuss was born on 2 March 1904 and while working on a nBAB for the number 105 (2009 minus 1094) MathBabbler discovered that the Dr. Seuss books "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "The Cat in the Hat" were published during 1957.


USA Today reported that there were a record 4.31 million births in 2007 breaking the previous record of 4.30 million births in 1957.


The Yahoo! Movies Editorial Staff posted a list of the "100 Movies To See Before You Die." Two of the 100 movies were from 1957 and they were: "Wild Strawberries" and "The Bridge on the River Kwai."


MathBabbler use to like to watch the TV show "Mad About You," which starred Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser. Turns out Paul Reiser was born on 30 March 1957.


Jack Kemp died on 2 May 2009 at the age of 73. Kemp was a politician and former professional football play. Kemp graduated from LA-based Occidental College in 1957. He drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1957, but was cut from the team and spent the 1957 with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


MathBabbler saw in the paper yesterday that Doug Georgianni was born in 1957. "Georgianni, who lived in Cave Creek, was gunned down while working on a photo radar camera on the eastbound Loop 101 near 7th Street." [source: ABCNews.com]


MathBabbler visited Green Bay, Wisconsin, for the first time during the end of May 2009. He went to Lambeau Field and discovered it opened in 1957.


MathBabbler turned 52 years young on 28 May 2009. According to Teach-nology.com's "Today in History!", on 28 May 1957 the U.S. performed a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site and the National League approved the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants move to the west coast. In addition, baseball player Kirk Gibson was born on 28 May 1957.


MathBabbler was watching "Don't Forget the Lyrics" on the TV and he learned Sam Cooke had the hit song "You Send Me" in 1957.


Ed McMahon died on 23 June 2009 at age of 86. According to the Wikipedia, "McMahon and Johnny Carson first worked together as announcer and host on the daytime game show 'Who Do You Trust?' that ran from 1957 to 1962."


MathBabbler was never a big fan of the band INXS, but Garry Gary Beers has a great last name (Beers!). Plus, he has the same first and middle names, but they're spelled differently. Anyway, Beers was born on 22 June 1957.

MathBabbler has never been to Fargo (North Dakota), but Fargo is one of his favorite movies. Frances McDormand played Marge Gunderson in Fargo and McDormand was born on 23 June 1957.

MathBabbler never listened to the band UB40, but four of the band's original eight members were born in 1957. [James Brown, Earl Falconer, Mickey Virtue, and Astro (born Tarence Wilson on 24 June 1957).]


MathBabbler defined his own category of number: ThurmNumber. A ThurmNumber is number that when represented in score plus number format has a prime score and prime plus number. It turns out 1957 is a ThurmNumber. 1957 is 97 score 17 and 97 and 17 are both prime numbers.


The Arizona Republic had an article about old restaurants in the Phoenix area and Pinnacle Peak Patio was mentioned. From PPPatio.com: "Since 1957, Pinnacle Peak has been serving up the finest mesquite broiled steaks, chicken and ribs along with heaping portions of wild west fun - from live country western music nightly to dancing under the stars."


Walter Cronkite died on 17 July 2009. While finishing a Cronkite-related BAB, MathBabbler learned that from 1953 to 1957 Walter Cronkite hosted a TV series named You Are There. The last telecast of You Are There was on 13 October 1957.


While adding a couple of quotes by Eric S. Raymond (esr) to his quote collection, MathBabbler learned that ESR was born on 4 December 1957. In 1997, ESR's "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" was published.


Elvis Presley died on 16 August 1977 (i.e. 32 years prior to this update) at the age of 42. According to the Wikipedia, "on 20 December 1957, Presley received his draft notice."


MathBabbler added the following quote to his quote collection: "Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities." The quote was by Edward Plunkett, the 18th Baron of Dunsany, and Plunkett died at the age of 79 in 1957.


From the Wikipedia... On 31 January 1957, the Canadian Parliament proclaimed: "A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed--to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October."


John Perry Barlow tweeted the following quote by Albert Camus on 23 October 2009: "Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity." MathBabbler did know about Albert Camus and -- via the Wikipedia -- he learned that France's Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.


While posting pictures from Ottawa, Illinois, to Picasa, MathBabbler learned that "Canadian electronics scientist, Doctor Maurice Levy invented an automatic postal sorter in 1957 that could handle 200,000 letters an hour."


MathBabbler added the following quote to his quote collection on 16 December 2009.

Read, every day, something no one else is reading.
Think, every day, something no one else is thinking.
Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do.
It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.

-- Christopher Morley (01890-01957) {U.S. author/journalist; more...} [life]

Observe that Christopher Morley died in 1957.


MathBabbler became Facebook "friends" with his former college friend/dormmate DennisK on 26 December 2009. DennisK was born in 1957.


MathBabbler sent a Facebook message to DennisK asking him to pass along any 1957 related stuff that he knows about and/or encounters and he passed along the following.


In the "This Date In History" section of the 29 December 2009 Arizona Republic, MathBabbler read that on 29 December 1957 "singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme were wed in Las Vegas."


One of MathBabbler's Facebook "friends" made a friend suggestion and the suggested friend graduated from Broken Bow (Nebraska) High School in 1957.


MathBabbler added the following quote by Albert Schweitzer to his quote collection: "Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory." The following was copied from the Wikipedia. "In 1957, Schweitzer was one of the founders of The Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy. On 23 April 1957, Dr. Schweitzer made his 'Declaration of Conscience' speech, it was broadcast to the world over Radio Oslo, pleading for the abolition of nuclear weapons."


Walter Fredrick Morrison died at the age of 90 on 9 February 2010. Morrison was the father of the Frisbee® and he sold the rights to the Frisbee to Wham-O Inc. in 1957.


MathBabbler read Washington's Farewell Address on Presidents Day 2010 on his computer in his Tempe, Arizona, home. Every year the Senate observes Washington's Birthday by "selecting one of its members, alternating parties, to read the Washington's Farewell Address in legislative session." Barry Goldwater, a Senator from Arizona, read the statement in 1957.


MathBabbler watched the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?'. John Turturro acted in the movie and he was born in 1957. In addition, Ethan Coen (a co-director of the movie) was also born in 1957.


MathBabbler added a quote by Richard Florida to his quote collection. Florida's quote: "The whole approach of throwing trillions of public dollars at the old economy is shortsighted, aimed at restoring our collective comfort level." Richard Florida (urban studies guru) was born in 1957.


On 1 July 2010, Kirk Gibson became manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kirk Gibson was born on the same day has MathBabbler (28 May 1957).


Althea Gibson became the first black woman to win a Wimbledon singles title on 6 July 1957.


Andy Griffith produced an advertisement for Medicare.gov. In 1957, Griffith starred in the film "A Face in the Crowd."


Jerry Garcia died on 9 August 1995 at the age of 53. MathBabbler inserted this update while at the age of 53. According to the Wikipedia, "In mid-1957, Garcia began smoking cigarettes and was introduced to marijuana."


MathBabbler watched the movie "The Iron Sheriff" which was made in 1957. The movie starred Sterling Hayden and in 1957 Hayden made the following movies: "Crime of Passion," "Five Steps to Danger," "Gun Battle at Monterey," "Valerie," "Zero Hour!" and the "The Iron Sheriff."


MathBabbler saw the following in the "On This Day" section in a email message from NYTimes.com. "On Sept. 4, 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to prevent nine black students from entering Central High School in Little Rock."


MathBabbler learned from NYTimes.com that on 29 September 1957 the "New York Giants played their last game at the Polo Grounds. The Giants moved to San Francisco for the next season."

[update] The San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series. It was the Giants first World Series title since moving to S.F. in 1957.


During Halloween 2010, MathBabbler watched the movie Night of the Demon. The movie starred Dana Andrews and it was released in 1957.


Wired.com's "This Day In Tech" on 2009.06.12 had the following headline: June 12, 1957: Future Is Now in Monsanto's House. Monsanto opened its "House of the Future at Disneyland" during 1957.


On 18 December 1957, the "Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, the first civilian nuclear facility to generate electricity in the United States, went online."


MathBabbler saw the following on his iGoogle homepage on 3 January 2010. Wired.com::Jan. 3, 1957: Electronic Watch Debuts, a Space Age Marvel.


MathBabbler was looking at Wikipedia.org::Ricky Nelson and he read that Nelson had "placed fifty-three songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1957 and 1973." Note: MathBabbler was fifty-three years young when he came across this information.


MathBabbler watched the movie "On the Beach." The movie was adapted from the novel "On the Beach," which was written by Nevil Shute and published in 1957.


While writing about the stock markets after the death of Osama bin Laden, MathBabbler learned that bin Laden was born in 1957.


Today I turned 54 (i.e. the difference between 2011 and 1957).

I found out today (28 May 2011) that Sid Vicious (bassist for the Sex Pistols), Daniel Day Lewis (actor) and Nancy Cartwright (actress/comedian and the voice of Bart Simpson) were all born in 1957.

I also found out today the "American Bandstand", which premiered in 1952, made its network debut on ABC on 5 August 1957.


Computing guru Robert Morris died at the age of 78 on 26 June 2011. According his Wikipedia page, Morris received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University in 1957. Morris worked at Bell Labs from 1960 until 1986. MathBabbler worked at Bell Labs from 1979 to 1985.


I watched the movie I Bury the Living from 1958. A handful of people were murdered during the movie and 1957 was on their tombstones. [Most of the movie was filmed in a graveyard.] YouTube.com::I Bury the Living


From NYTimes.com "On This Day."

   "On Sept. 25, 1957, with 300 United States Army troops standing 
    guard, nine black children were escorted to Central High School
    in Little Rock, Arkansas, days after unruly white crowds had forced 
    them to withdraw."

From multiple sources: "Julius Blank died at the age of 86 on 17 September 2011. Mr. Blank was one of eight computer scientists who in 1957 founded the seminal Palo Alto company Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation. He was one of only two in the group who had experience in manufacturing."


I watched the 1957 classic The Incredible Shrinking Man for the n-th time when it was the featured film on the Svengoolie TV show on MeTV.


This the Computer History Museum's Facebook update on 14 October 2011. "October 14 is the anniversary of the British Computer Society, founded in 1957.


From "The Economist" on 15 October 2011: "In 1957 Egypt became the first country in the Arab world to elect a woman to parliament."


I think 1957 was a great year, but not everybody agrees. "1957 was a better time...for crazies," says David Brin. Hmm... I'm still crazy after all these years (54 and counting). {DavidBrin.Blogspot.com::Was 1957 America Better Than Today? (An Outright Rant!)}


MathBabbler decided that he would visit the location of the first Dairy Queen on Pi Day 2012. While reading about the history of the Dairy Queen he learned at DairyQueen.com that the Dairy Queen/Brazier® concept was introduced in 1957.


The "Today's Almanac" in the 18 January 2012 Arizona Republic contained the following: "In 1957, three B-52s completed the first non-stop, round-the-world flight by jets."


OpenCulture.com posted Disneyland 1957: A Little Stroll Down Memory Lane to their Facebook on 10 February 2012.


Wired.com posted Feb. 10, 1957: Birth of the Cool...er on 10 February 2012.


The "Quotes of the Day" section of my iGoogle homepage contained the following quote by Ken Olsen: "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." Ken Olsen (1926-2011) co-founded Digital Equipment Corporation in 1957.


On 4 March 2012 I watched "Les Mistons." Francois Truffaut made the short film in 1957. {OpenCulture.com::Les Mistons}


I learned that the book Sparkle and Spin: A Book About Words was published in 1957. {BrainPickings.com::Sparkle and Spin: A 1957 Children.s Book About Words by Iconic Designer Paul Rand}


I learned that Doctor Zhivago, a novel by Boris Pasternak, was first published in Italy in 1957.


I just got done watching YouTube.com::Airplane vs. Zero Hour!. The movie Zero Hour! was from 1957.


Yesterday I wrote a blog posting titled "Whole Lotta Sequencin' Goin' On" and the title was a morph of the Jerry Lee Lewis song from 1957 titled Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.


MathBabbler was working on a road trip that included driving on OR Hwy-6. According to the Wikipedia, Oregon Route 6 was established on 1942 and was rerouted in 1957.


Levon Helm died on 19 April 2012 at the age of 71. I read the following in the Arizona Republic on 20 April 2012: "Helm, the son of an Arkansas cotton farmer, was just out of high school when he joined rocker Ronnie Hawkins for a tour of Canada in 1957 as drummer for the Hawks."


I was born in 1957 and today (28 May 2012) I turned 55 years young. In addition, on May 28th, I looked up the movie The Beginning of the End (movie trailer) and noticed it was made in 1957.


On 3 October 1957, a court of law ruled that Allen Ginsberg's poem Howl was "not obscene."


Alfred Hitchcock would have turned 113 years of age on 13 August 2012. According to Wikipedia.org, "Hitchcock's final film for Warner Brothers" was The Wrong Man. IMDB.com says the movie was released in the U.S. nationwide on 26 January 1957.


Neil Armstrong died at the age of 82 on 25 August 2012. On 21 July 1969, Armstrong was the first person to ever walk on the moon. According to Wikipedia.org, Armstrong's "first flight in a rocket plane was on 15 August 1957."


An actor named Michael Clarke Duncan died on 3 September 2012. Duncan was born on 10 December 1957.


J. Storrs Hall, on his Facebook, posted a hyperlink to the Wikipedia entry for "Normal numbers". The Wikipedia entry contained a hyperlink to ProjectEuclid.org::Note on normal numbers written by Calvin T. Long in 1957. [Note: Normal numbers are complicated.]


When this nBAB updated on 24 August 2008, it was mentioned that Stan Musial was the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in 1957. Stan Musial died at the age 92 on 19 January 2013. From the Wikipedia: "On June 11, 1957, Musial tied the NL record for consecutive games played with his 822nd, a streak that began on the last day of the 1951 season."


RoadHacker found a M.V.F.D. since 1957 message in Mammoth, Arizona, on 15 March 2013.


I was reading about Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada and learned that "Lethbridge College (previously Lethbridge Community College) opened in April 1957." [source: Wikipedia.org]


I watched Attack of the Crab Monsters on 6 August 2013. The movie was made in 1957.


Jack Clement died on 8 August 2013. According to the Wikipedia: "In 1957, Clement wrote the song Ballad of a Teenage Queen that became a crossover hit for Johnny Cash."


Chris Anderson is the curator of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), and he was born in 1957. I've watched lots of TED videos over the span of the last couple of years.


Albert Camus would have turned 100 years of age on 7 November 2013. As noted in 23 October 2009 update to this nBAB, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.


"Martin Gardner's first book, In the Name of Science, was released in 1952 and became an international bestseller. It was re-released by Dover in 1957 as Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science." -- Jason England, Cosmos: The Science of Everything Magazine


Died in 1957 grave found in the Quartzsite Cemetery on Pi Day 2014.


Via BusinessInsider.com: "The all-time peak for teen births was 96.3 per 1,000 in 1957."


Via Explore.Noodle.com: "WNYC uncovers this archival audio of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt playing DJ for the radio station in 1957, playing Elvis, as part of a fundraiser for kids with polio."


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was founded in 1957.


"On This Day in Math - July 21" by PBallew.blogspot.com... "John Leech (July 21, 1926 in Weybridge, Surrey - 28 September 1992 in Scotland) is best known for the Leech lattice which is important in the theory of finite simple groups.*SAU He also discovered Ta(3) in 1957."


Daniel Gilbert, a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, was born during November of 1957. Quote# 1365 was added to GDT::Quotes on 22 January 2015 and that quote was by Daniel Gilbert.


Google had a doodle honoring Momofuku Ando. From Google.com: "So in 1957, the inventor took on the task of developing a fast, cheap and tasty way to make Japan's national comfort food -- ramen."


The Corvette was a sporty looking car back in 1957. [Picture taken on Erie St. in the historic Lowell section of Bisbee, Arizona.]


During spring break 2015, we spent three nights in the Shady Dell's 1957 Airfloat trailer.


On 18 May 2015, while driving into Parker, Arizona, I learned that Burger King introduced the Whopper in 1957.


Via Treasury.gov: "The first paper currency bearing the motto 'IN GOD WE TRUST' entered circulation on October 1, 1957."


Time capsule found at MIT that was buried in 1957. There was a note requesting that the time capsule not be opened until the year 2957 (i.e. 1957+1000).


Computing guru Andy Grove died at the age of 79 on 21 March 2016. Via Yahoo! Finance: "Grove and his wife, Eva, who married a year after meeting while working at a resort in New Hampshire in 1957, had two daughters."


Gordie Howe (Mr. Hockey; 23-time NHL All-Star) died at the age of 88 on 10 June 2016. Howe was the NHL goal leader in the year 1957.


I saw a "Trust... Earned The Old Fashion Way Since 1957" van at a Discount Tire store in Tempe, Arizona.


I saw mention of the the Civil Rights Act in a meme on Facebook. Via Wikipedia dot org: "The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was the first federal civil rights legislation passed by the United States Congress since the Civil Rights Act of 1875. The bill was passed by the 85th United States Congress and signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 9, 1957."


I learned via Facebook that the Fisher-Price Corn Popper was created by Arthur Holt in 1957.


Mark Hurd (CEO of Oracle Corp. [previously CEO at both Hewlett-Packard and NCR) died at the age of 62. Hurd was born on 1 January 1957.


Wikipedia: "Mark E. Eaton (January 24, 1957 - May 28, 2021) was an American professional basketball player who spent his entire career (1982 - 1993) with the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Eaton died at age 64 on the same day MathBabbler turned 64.


I learned that rock'n'roller John Fogerty was born on 28 May 1957-10 (i.e. 28 May 1947). Note: I was born on a May 28th.


I bought some "Off!" insert repellent on 6 September 2021. I subsequently learned that "Off!" was introduced in 1957.

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 05 October 2005

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