What Happened on August 23, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy.
  • Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours
  • People's Republic of China resumes fire on Quemoi and Matsoe islands in the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis

Famous Birthdays

  • Julio Franco, Atlanta Braves, oldest regular position player in MLB history

Famous Deaths

  • Martin du Gard, writer, dies