On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1957

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Budgie [Peter Edward Clarke], English rock drummer (Siouxsie and the Banshees; The Creatures), 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
  • Mark Pender, American trumpet player (Miami Horns; Southside Johnny), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer (b. 1888)
  • Nels Stewart, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)
1957 Highlights

About August 21, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo