On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1958

Swimming Pool Diplomacy: Khrushchev, Mao and the Sino-Soviet Split

Historical Events

  • US 1st class postage up to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for 26 years)
  • US atomic submarine USS Nautilus begins 1st transit of North Pole "Operation Sunshine"

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Dunbar, Northern Irish actor (Hear My Song, Line of Duty), born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
  • Michael Penn, American singer-songwriter ("No Myth"), film score composer, and record producer, born in Greenwich Village, New York City
  • Rob Buck, American guitarist and songwriter (10,000 Maniacs - "Hey Jack Kerouac"; "These Are Days"), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2000)
  • Tor HÃ¥kon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier, born in Drammen, Norway
1958 Highlights

About August 1, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: All I Have To Do Is Dream/Claudette - Everly Brothers