On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1957

Historical Events

  • 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
  • TV sitcom "Leave It to Beaver" debuts on CBS

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Fagerbakke, American actor (Coach - "Dauber"; SpongeBob - "Patrick Star"), born in Fontana, California
  • Gregory T. Linteris, American astronaut and payload specialist (STS-83, STS-94), born in Demarest, New Jersey
  • Kyra Schon, American actress (Night Of The Living Dead), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Russell Simmons, American hip-hop music magnate (Def Jam), and entrepreneur, born in Queens, New York
1957 Highlights

About October 4, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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