Philippines Historical events in 1957. Important events that happened in Philippines History, famous births, deaths and major events in 1957.
17th March 1957
President Ramon Magsaysay died in Plane Crash
Ramon Magsaysay’s term came to an abrupt end, when his presidential plane crashed, killing Magsaysay and 24 other passengers. An estimated 5 million people attended Magsaysay’s burial on March 31, 1957, and afterward, he was referred to in the Philippines as the “Idol of the Masses.” He is best known for defeating the communist led Hukbalahap (Huk) Movement.