On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1957

Historical Events

Film Release

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

  • The "Toddlers' Truce", a controversial television close down between 6 and 7 pm, abolished in the United Kingdom

Famous Birthdays

  • LeVar Burton, American actor, (Roots - "Kunta Kinte"; Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge") born in Landstuhl, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Józef Hofmann, Polish-American pianist, composer, educator (Curtis Institute, 1924-38), and inventor, dies of pneumonia at 81
  • Leslie Hore-Belisha, British politician (Minister of Transport, 1934-37; War Secretary, 1937–40), dies at 63
1957 Highlights

About February 16, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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