On This Day

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)

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

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

Famous Deaths

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