Historical Events in February 1957

  • Feb 1 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline
  • Feb 1 Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam
  • Feb 1 Felix Wankel's first working prototype DKM 54 of the rotary Wankel engine was running at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
  • Feb 2 "Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • Feb 2 UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
  • Feb 3 Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open
  • Feb 4 1st electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse NY)
  • Feb 5 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Piano Concert
  • Feb 8 SF Public Library's bookmobile initiated in front of City Hall
  • Feb 10 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
  • Feb 10 Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
  • Feb 11 KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 11 NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • Feb 12 Researchers announce Borazan (harder than diamonds) been developed
  • Feb 13 Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans
  • Feb 14 Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
  • Feb 15 Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister
  • Feb 16 The "Toddlers' Truce", a controversial television closedown between 6.00pm and 7.00pm, was abolished in the United Kingdom.
  • Feb 17 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
  • Feb 17 A fire at a home for the elderly in Warrenton, Missouri kills 72 people.
  • Feb 18 Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan freedom fighter is executed by the British colonial government.
  • Feb 20 Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 v England, 13 wkts for match
  • Feb 21 Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises
  • Feb 22 Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win
  • Feb 22 Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958
  • Feb 23 "Mr Wonderful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances
  • Feb 23 The founding congress of the Senegalese Popular Bloc is opened in Dakar.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 25 Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
  • Feb 25 Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport
  • Feb 27 Mao's famous speech to the Supreme State Conference "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People" expounding Maoist ideals
  • Feb 27 Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)
  • Feb 28 Jockey Johnny Longden's 5,000th career victory

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 28 14th Golden Globes: The King and I, Kirk Douglas, & Ingrid Bergman win