Saturday 2 February 1957
It was Saturday, 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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- Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
- St. Adelbald
- Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
- United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
- Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
- Paganism - Imbolc (in northern hemisphere), Lughnasadh (in southern hemisphere).
- Czech Republic - Hromnice.
- St. Cornelius
- France - CrOpe Day.
- Phil Barney: Algerian-French singer-songwriter.
- Laurie Mann: Current DPS curator / geek.
- Sandra Joyce Cagle Milwukee WI: Playmate (Feb, 1980).
- Grigory Landsberg: Russian physicist (Born 1890).
- Candide closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances
- UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
- Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage.
- France prohibits U.N. involvement in Algeria.
- The first nuclear-powered submarine, the , logs its 60,000th nautical mile, matching the endurance of the fictional ''Nautilus'' described in Jules Verne's novel ''ampquot20,000 Leagues Under the Seaampquot''.
- A coal gas explosion at the giant Bishop coal mine in Bishop, Virginia kills 37 men.
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