On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1957

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

Swedish film classic "The Seventh Seal" directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Max Von Sydow and Bengt Ekerot is released

Actor Max Von Sydow
Max Von Sydow
Director and Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director and Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • The "Toddlers' Truce", a controversial television closedown between 6.00pm and 7.00pm, abolished in the United Kingdom

Famous Birthdays

  • LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)

Famous Deaths

  • Leslie Hore-Belisha, British politician (Minister of Transport), dies at 63
1957 Highlights

About February 16, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius