On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1957

Historical Events


Music concertMusic Concert

Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Piano Concert


Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Wilson, American water polo goalkeeper (Olympic silver 1984, 88), born in Beeville, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Ben Hardaway, American storyboard artist, director, and creator of Bugs Bunny, dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Lebanese surgeon (b. 1890)
1957 Highlights

About February 5, 1957

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius