Buick is beauty in motion – the perfect blending of new looks with new action. The 1957 Buick is the most pleasant driving experience of a lifetime.
Long, low-sweep styling, the new Sweep-Ahead design, is instantly apparent and eye-pleasing from every viewpoint. Along with this, Buick in 1957 brings you a completely new car in action, power, and performance; in riding comfort and smart new interiors; in driving ease and roominess. And it is a car that is completely new in all-around visibility.
In addition, you get more plus benefits in a 1957 Buick than in any other automobile – those benefits such as pride of ownership, extra safety, lasting value, and above all others – that one outstanding factor of “quality” that has given Buick such prestige throughout the years.
Look the display cars over very carefully when you visit your Buick dealer’s and you’ll find evidence all around you of Buick’s meticulous craftsmanship. Check their interiors – you’ll find them fresh, sparkling, and beautiful. Look under the hood and you will see similar quality in Buick’s gleaming, new 364-cubic-inch V-8 engine for 57.
January 3 – Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
January 14 – American screen actor Humphrey Bogart dies aged 57 in California after a long battle with cancer.
January 20 – Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States.
February 16 – Ingmar Bergman’s film The Seventh Seal opens in Sweden.
March 4 – Standard & Poor’s first publishes the S&P 500 Index in the United States.
March 8 – Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal.
March 26 – 22-year-old Elvis Presley buys Graceland on 3734 Bellevue Boulevard (Highway 51 South) for $US100,000. He and his family move from the house on 1034 Audubon Drive.
April – IBM sells the first compiler for the Fortran scientific programming language.
July 6 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney first meet as teenagers at a garden fete at St. Peter’s Church, Woolton, Liverpool, England, at which Lennon’s skiffle group, The Quarrymen, is playing, 3 years before forming The Beatles.
October 4 – Space Age – Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth.
October 31 – Toyota begins exporting vehicles to the United States, beginning with the Toyota Crown and the Toyota Land Cruiser.
November 3 – Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2, with the first animal to orbit the Earth (a dog named Laika) on board; there is no technology available to return it to Earth.
November 13 – Gordon Gould invents the laser.
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