On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1957

Historical Events

  • Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
  • Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished

Famous Birthdays

  • Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer (Olympics-6 silver/2 gold-72, 76), born in Whittier, California

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 2nd divorce from actor Michael Wilding

1957 Highlights

About January 31, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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