What Happened on August 17, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Bonnie Hoffman wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open
  • World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec

Famous Birthdays

  • Belinda Carlisle, (GoGos lead singer, Heaven on Earth), born in Hollywood, California

Famous Deaths

  • Florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87