On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1958

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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

  • "Michael Penn, American singer, songwriter, and composer (No Myth), born in Greenwich Village, New York City
  • Adrian Dunbar, Northern Irish actor (Hear My Song), born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
  • Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs), 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? 62 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo