On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1957

Space Dog Laika Launched to her Death

Historical Events

  • Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2 with space dog Laika aboard, a mostly-Siberian husky, the 1st animal in space

Famous Birthdays

  • Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky IV, The Expendables 2), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Steve Johnson, American basketball center (NBA All Star 1988; Portland Trail Blazers), born in Akron, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Wilhelm Reich, Austria/US psycho analyst (sexual), dies at 60
1957 Highlights

About November 3, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio