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Timeline for 1957
20th century | 1950s

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1957 was the official start of humanity's space age. (PROSE: Inter-Galactic Cat)

On 1 May, the Soviet Union secretly launched Earth's first artificial satellite, Sputnik, but it was hijacked by the Master to send a signal to the Tzun. The Soviets wiped the embarrassing failure from their history books. (PROSE: First Frontier)

In October, the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice Summerfield visited New Mexico, where they stopped the Master and the Tzun from conquering Earth. (PROSE: First Frontier)

On 15 October, a BBC News bulletin reported on the recent launch of Sputnik, Earth's first artificial satellite, by the Soviet Union. (AUDIO: Unregenerate!)

On 25 December, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe met the Cracker family. (PROSE: The Crackers)

Noël Coward met Iris Wildthyme at the Royal Variety Performance at some point this year. They immediately became friends. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)

Douglas Caldwell, a member of Torchwood One, died. (TV: To the Last Man)

Edgar Nelson-Stanley discovered the Gorgon talisman in Syria. (TV: Eye of the Gorgon)

The Seventh Doctor owned a map of Paris from this year. (PROSE: The Death of Art)

Malcolm was born. (PROSE: Time and Relative)

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