Friday 1 February 1957
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Singing The Blues by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits.
The Wings of Eagles, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957
while The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books.
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- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Renae Jacobs: American voice actress.
- Donna Adamek Duarte in California: USA; bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81).
- Mohammed Khalifa: Saudi Arabian businessman (d. 2007).
- Gilbert Hernandez: American cartoonist.
- Friedrich von Paulus: German field marshal (Stalingrad), dies at age 66.
- 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline
- Gijsbert of Hall appointed Mayor of Amsterdam
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