What Happened on May 23, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Explorer 1 ceases transmission.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mao Zedong starts "Great leap forward" movement in China

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • US schools 1st use Cliff's Notes

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Drew Carey, American actor & comedian (Drew-Drew Carey Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Actor and Comedian Drew Carey
Actor and Comedian
Drew Carey
  • Fran├žois Feldman, French singer
  • Mitch Albom, American writer
  • Shelly West, country singer (Red Hot, West by West), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Thomas Reiter, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)