Fans line up for the World Series, 1957
Courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown
The Yankees lose the World Series to the Braves, four games to three.
- The Soviet Union launches Sputnik, the first man-made object to orbit the earth.
- The first black family moves into the all-white suburb of Levittown, under a police guard.
- West Side Story premieres at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.
- Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to search for a replacement for the Dodgers and Giants in New York City.
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