What Happened on October 30, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • Soviet Union launches Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika
  • WLWI (now WTHR) TV channel 13 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
  • Andy Archer, Scottish dramatist

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Beebe, baseball player (b. 1880)