August 23, 1958 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 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

Deaths in History

  • Martin du Gard, writer, dies