On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1957

Historical Events

  • 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Tkachev, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold team, parallel bars 1980), born in Semiluki, Voronezh Oblast
  • Elena Kats-Chernin, Russian-Australian classical pianist and composer (Wild Swans), born in Tashkent, USSR (now Uzbekistan)
  • 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)
1957 Highlights

About November 4, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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