On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1958

Historical Events

  • Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21)
  • Cleveland Indian Vic Power steals home twice in 1 game
  • KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Eaton, American wrestler (SMW/ECW/NJPW/WCW, Midnight Express), born in Huntsville, Alabama

Famous Deaths

  • Big Bill Broonzy, American blues singer and guitarist (Blues by Broonzy), dies of cancer at 65
  • Frederic Joliot-Curie, French nuclear physicist (Nobel 1936), dies
  • Gladys Presley, mother of Elvis, dies at 46
  • Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b.1873)
  • Mary Ritter Beard, American historian, dies at 82
1958 Highlights

About August 14, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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