What Happened on July 26, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • USSR launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile

Famous Birthdays

  • Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer
  • Jeff Blatnick, wrestling (Oly-gold-1984), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Nana Visitor, American actress (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), born in New York City

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Wayne Grady, Australian PGA golfer (1990 PGA Champion), born in Brisbane, Queensland

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor and martial artist, born in Castle Peak Road, Hong Kong

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos Castillo Armas, president of Guatemala, murdered