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
Born in 1957

Famous Divorces

Elizabeth Taylor

English-American actress Elizabeth Taylor's 2nd divorce from English actor Michael Wilding, after almost 5 years of marriage

About January 31, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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