What Happened on January 16, 1957

Historical Events

  • 3 US B-52 bombers leave California for 1st non-stop around the world flights
  • Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of many performances by The Beatles

Famous Birthdays

  • Ricardo Darin, Argentine director and actor (The Secret in Their Eyes), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa and Canada, dies at 82

Arturo ToscaniniArturo Toscanini (1867-1957)

Italian cellist and conductor (La Scala, 1898-1908 & 1921-29; Metropolitan Opera, 1908-15; New York Philharmonic, 1926-36; NBC Symphony Orchestra, 1937-41 & 1944-54), dies after a stroke in NYC at 89


1957 Highlights

About January 16, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

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