What Happened on August 29, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Single

Cliff Richard and the Drifters release single "Move It", Richards debut single. Credited as 1st British Rock n Roll song.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Harrison joins The Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • US Air Force Academy's permanent site opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Famous Birthdays

  • Lenny Henry, British comedian (3 of a Kind)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Michael Jackson, recording artist and King of Pop (Thriller, Bad), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2009)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson