What Happened on August 26, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Dr. Alban, Nigerian-Swedish singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Paralympian and Philanthropist Rick Hansen
Paralympian and Philanthropist
Rick Hansen

Famous Deaths

  • Umberto Saba, Italian writer, dies at 74