On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazakhstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket)

Famous Birthdays

  • Budgie [Peter Edward Clarke], English rock drummer (Slits, Siouxsie & the Banshees-Wild Thing), born in St. Helens, Lancashire, England
  • Janice Thomas, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Kim Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer (b. 1888)
  • Nels Stewart, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)