1957

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Events

  • January 23 - 24-year old African-American man Willie Edwards is abducted and murdered in Montgomery County, Alabama by the Ku Klux Klan.
  • February 11 - William Unek goes on a second killing spree in Malampaka, Tanzania, killing a total of 36 people. He would later be killed by police after being cornered in a house in the village.
  • March 14 - President Sukarno declares martial law in Indonesia.
  • May 10 - Gustavo Rojas Pinilla is ousted as President of Colombia.
  • June - Parmehutu is founded.
  • September 4 - Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas calls out the National Guard of the United States to prevent African-American students from enrolling in Little Rock Central High School.
  • October 22 - François Duvalier is elected President of Haiti.
  • November 14 - Vito Genovese declares himself capo de tutti capi of the American Mafia.
  • Unknown - SAVAK is founded.
  • Unknown - The Mexican Mafia is founded.

Births

Villain births

Victim births

  • February 7 - Sheri Rasmussen

Deaths

Villain deaths

Victim deaths

  • January 23 - Willie Edwards