On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Tkachyov, Russian gymnast (2 x Olympic gold 1980), born in Semiluki, Voronezh Oblast
  • Najee [Jerome Najee Rasheed], American jazz musician, born in NYC, New York
  • Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister (2013-15), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer, dies at 78
  • Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1897)