February 1957 in History

Events in History

  • 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 UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
  • 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 Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
  • Feb 12 Researchers announce Borazan (harder than diamonds) been developed
  • Feb 13 Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans
  • Feb 15 Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister
  • 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 23 The founding congress of the Senegalese Popular Bloc is opened in Dakar.
  • Feb 27 Mao's famous speech to the Supreme State Conference "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People" expounding Maoist ideals

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Donna Adamek, Duarte California, bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81)
  • Feb 2 Laurie Mann, current DPS curator/geek
  • Feb 4 Evan Wolfson, American attorney and activist
  • Feb 9 Mohammed Valli Moosa, South African leader (UDF)
  • Feb 13 Denise Austin, American fitness expert
  • Feb 15 Bienvenida Buck, Spanish lover of Peter Harding, born in Velencia Spain
  • Feb 15 Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant, aristocrat
  • Feb 25 Jane Ackroyd, British sculptor
  • Feb 26 David Muldrow Beasley, American politician
  • Feb 27 Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator
  • Feb 28 Ainsley Harriott, British celebrity chef

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Friedrich von Paulus, German field marshall (Stalingrad), dies at 66
  • Feb 2 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (b. 1890)
  • Feb 4 Joseph Hardaway, creator of Bugs Bunny, dies at 66
  • Feb 4 Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican illustrator, dies
  • Feb 5 Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Lebanese surgeon (b. 1890)
  • Feb 8 John Von Neumann, astronomer, dies at 53
  • Feb 9 Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hung admiral/regent (1920-44), dies at 88
  • Feb 10 Laura Ingalls Wilder, US author (Little House on Praries), dies at 90
  • Feb 12 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Martha og Maria), dies at 82
  • Feb 12 Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (b. 1872)
  • Feb 16 Leslie Hore-Belisha, [Lord Halifax], British min of Transport, dies at 63
  • Feb 18 Henry N Russell, co-author (temperature-luminosity graph), dies
  • Feb 18 Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, dies by execution at 36

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 18 Joseph Hamilton, American Physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, dies of radiation induced leukemia at 49

  • Feb 23 John Friend Mahoney, American physician who pioneered the treatment of syphilis with penicillin, dies at 67
  • Feb 25 Mark Aldanov, [Mark A Landau], Russian/French chemist, dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 25 Bugs Moran, American gangster, dies of lung cancer in prison at 65

Gangster Bugs Moran
Bugs Moran