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

  • (Hans) "Dolph" Lundgren, Swedish actor (Rocky IV; Masters of Universe: The Expendables), martial artist, and filmmaker, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Gary Olsen [Grant], British stage and screen actor (2point4 Children - "Ben"), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • Steve Johnson, American basketball center (NBA All Star 1988; Portland Trail Blazers), born in Akron, Ohio
Born in 1957

Famous Deaths

  • Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-American psychoanalyst (coined term "sexual revolution", worked with Freud), dies at 60

About November 3, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: That'll Be The Day - Crickets