What Happened on February 1, 1957

Historical Events

  • 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline
  • 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
  • Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam
  • MLB club owners accept new 5-year pension plan proposed by the players, but reject request to increase minimum salary from $6,000 to $7,500
1957 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Brown, Jamaican reggae singer ("Money In My Pocket"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1999)
  • Donna Adamek, American tenpin bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81), born in Duarte, California
Born in 1957

Famous Deaths

Friedrich Paulus (1890-1957)

German field marshal who commanded the 6th Army at Stalingrad and was the highest-ranking German officer to surrender, dies at 66

About February 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell