May 23, 1958 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Explorer 1 ceases transmission.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mao Zedong starts the "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

Birthdays in History

  • Mitch Albom, American writer
  • Thomas Reiter, German cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)