What Happened on October 23, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • First test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Louann Fernald playmate (Jun, 1979), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Paul Kagame, Rwandan leader, head of Rwandan Patriotic Front, President of Rwanda (2000-), born in Tambwe, Ruanda-Urundi
  • Sue Ertl, American LPGA golfer, born in Ionia, Michigan

Famous Deaths


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Christian Dior, French fashion designer (New Look), dies of a heart attack at 52

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Frederick Burton, American actor (The Big Trail, One Way Passage), dies at 86