On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Donna Adamek, American tenpin bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81), born in Duarte, California

Famous Deaths


Person of interestFriedrich Paulus

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

German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus
German Field Marshal
Friedrich Paulus

1957 Highlights

About February 1, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius