This Week in History: Feb. 6-10, 1957 is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

This Week in History is compiled each week for Local Shout by Wilmington resident Mike Hack.

This Week in History: Feb. 6-10, 1957

The number one movie is “Funny Face” starring Audrey Hepburn.

The number one song is “Butterfly” by Charlie Gracie.

The Dream Academy singer/guitarist Nick Laird-Clowes was born and politician Redfield Proctor Jr. died.

Laika, a Russian dog, becomes the first living creature to be sent into space, in Sputnik 2. Sadly, she did not make it back alive.

Check out This Week in History: Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 1961

-Information compiled by Mike Hack

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Mike Hack has enjoyed living in North Carolina for fourteen years and Wilmington for the past seven. Mike is a musician and videographer who enjoys crossword puzzles, Jeopardy, bus rides, long walks, and music history trivia. Mike has a vast knowledge of dates, and researching them is just one of his many passions.  Mike also has autism and is enjoying connecting with his community via Port City Daily!

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