On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1957

Historical Events

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

Sport awardDavis Cup

Gardnar Mulloy becomes oldest American to win a Davis Cup tennis match at age 44 years, 14 days; teams with Vic Seixas to give US a match-clinching, 3-0 lead over the Philippines in the Inter Zone 1st round in Adelaide, Australia

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • Indonesia begins nationalizing Dutch possessions

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAndrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo, American politician and Governor of New York (2011-), born in NYC, New York

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo
NY Governor
Andrew Cuomo
  • Luis Delís, Cuban discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Guantánamo, Cuba

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French engineer and aviation pioneer who contributed to early heavier-than-air flight in Europe, dies at 76
1957 Highlights

About December 6, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius