On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Leave It to Beaver" debuts on CBS
  • Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • Soviet Union launches Sputnik I, the 1st artificial Earth satellite into elliptical low Earth orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Fagerbakke, American actor
  • Gregory T. Linteris, American astronaut and payload specialist (STS-83, STS-94), born in Demarest, New Jersey
  • Kyra Schon, American actress
  • Russell Simmons, American Music magnate (Def Jam), born in Queens, New York