What Happened on December 6, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Luis Mariano Delis Fournier, Cuba, discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1980)

Famous Deaths

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