On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1957

Historical Events

  • USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile

Famous Birthdays

  • "Dr." Alban [Nwaba], Nigerian-Swedish hip-hop reggae singer, born in Oguta, Imo, Federation of Nigeria
  • Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)

Person of interestRick Hansen

Rick Hansen, Canadian wheelchair athlete (Paralympic gold 1980, 2 x 1984), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Track and Field Athlete and Paralympian Rick Hansen
Track and Field Athlete and Paralympian
Rick Hansen

Famous Deaths

  • Umberto Saba, Italian writer, dies at 74
1957 Highlights

About August 26, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo