February 1957 calendar

February 1957

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 1957.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 1957: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1957?


  • 01 Feb 1957 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline
  • 02 Feb 1957 Candide closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • 03 Feb 1957 Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open.
  • 04 Feb 1957 First electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse, New York, USA).
  • 05 Feb 1957 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Piano Concert
  • 10 Feb 1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
  • 11 Feb 1957 KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 12 Feb 1957 Researchers announce Borazan (harder than diamonds) has been developed.
  • 13 Feb 1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 14 Feb 1957 Georgia Senate unanimously approves Senator Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites.
  • 15 Feb 1957 Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister.
  • 16 Feb 1957 The ''Toddlers' Truce'', a controversial television close down between 6.00pm and 7.00pm is abolished in the United Kingdom.
  • 17 Feb 1957 Suez Canal reopens
  • 18 Feb 1957 Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is executed by the British colonial government.
  • 20 Feb 1957 Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 versus England, 13 wickets for match.
  • 21 Feb 1957 Dodgers (Ft Worth) and Cubs (LA) trade minor league franchises
  • 22 Feb 1957 Jockey Ted Atkinson records his 3,500th win.
  • 23 Feb 1957 Mr Wonderful closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances
  • 25 Feb 1957 US Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust-exempt professional sport.
  • 27 Feb 1957 Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an X: Xavier Cugat Show on NBC
  • 01 Feb 1957 Northeast Airlines Flight 823 crashes on Rikers Island in New York City, killing 20 people and injuring 78 others.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 1957?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Young Love
  2. - Young Love
  3. - Too Much
  4. - Moonlight Gambler
  5. - Banana Boat (Day-O)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Singing The Blues
  2. - The Garden Of Eden
  3. - Singing The Blues
  4. - Young Love
  5. - St Therese Of The Roses


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1957?

The New World by Winston S. Churchill

The New World


The New World is Winston S. Churchill’s stunning re-creation, The New World, of one of America's most tragic periods - the period between 1485-1688.

The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West

The Fountain Overflows


The Aubrey family's lives have been tainted for many years by their father's instability and genius. But his new job in London promises to give them some relief from the danger of ruin.

The Fbi Story by Don Whitehead

The Fbi Story



The Last Of The Wine by Mary Renault

The Last Of The Wine


Two young Athenians, Alexiass and Lysis are featured in The Last of the Wine. They compete in the Palaestra, travel to the Olympic Games, fight in the wars against Sparta and study under Socrates.

The Last Parallel by Martin Russ

The Last Parallel


Nothing can prepare you for war... Martin Russ, US Marine Corps, tells his story about being on the frontlines during war.