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  Timeline: 1957  
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
Date Race Winner Distance
March 19, 1957 Milan-San Remo Miguel Poblet (Spa) 282 km
March 31, 1957 Tour of Flanders Fred De Bruyne (Bel) 240 km
April 7, 1957 Paris-Roubaix Fred De Bruyne (Bel) 252 km
May 5, 1957 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Frans Schoubben (Bel) 256 km
April 26-May 12, 1957 Vuelta a Espana Jesus Lorono (Spa) 16 Stages, 2,975 km
May 18-June 9, 1957 Giro d'Italia Gastone Nencini (Ita) 21 Stages, 3,926 km
June 27-July 20, 1957 Tour de France Jacques Anquetil (Fra) 22 Stages, 4,687 km
August 18, 1957 World Championships Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel) Waregem, Belgium 286 km

October 20, 1957

Giro di Lombardia Diego Ronchini (Ita) Milan-Milan, 240 km

•  Space Race - October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launches the first artificial satellite into earth's orbit, "Sputnik 1." November 1, 1957, the USA's first attempt to launch a satellite fails. The rocket blew up on the launching pad.

•  Frisbee - the Wham-o toy company produced the first Frisbee . The flying disc was first introduced in 1948 as the Plato Platter . Wham-o bought the right to the failed toy and re-introduced it in 1957.

•  China - the Government of China takes measures to control its population at 600 million people.

•  Ford Motor Company - after the successful introduction of the 2-seat Thunderbird in 1955, Ford produced the Edsel . The car never caught the attention of the people and Ford made only 110,000 Edsels before cutting off production.

Notable Deaths -
* Tour de France Champion: Maurice Garin (Fra), 1871-1957, died February 19, 1957. Garin was the first Tour de France champion in 1903.

* Giro d'Italia Champion: Luigi Ganna (Ita) 1883-1957, died October 2, 1957. Guerra won the first ever Giro d'Italia. He was champion in 1909.

Oliver Hardy, 1892-1957, American comedic actor who teamed with Brit Stan Laurel in the early days of talking movies.



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