December 6, 1957 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up
  • AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987)
  • Indonesia begins nationalizing Dutch possessions

Deaths in History

  • Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French Engineer and aviation pioneer, dies at 76