On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1957

Historical Events

  • First test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Kagame, Rwandan leader, head of Rwandan Patriotic Front, President of Rwanda (2000-), born in Tambwe, Ruanda-Urundi

Famous Deaths

Person of interestChristian Dior

Christian Dior, French fashion designer (New Look), dies of a heart attack at 52

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Frederick Burton, American actor (The Big Trail, One Way Passage), dies at 86
1957 Highlights

About October 23, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio