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
1958 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Eaton, American wrestler (SMW/ECW/NJPW/WCW, Midnight Express), born in Huntsville, Alabama
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

  • "Big" Bill Broonzy, American blues singer and guitarist (Blues by Broonzy), dies of cancer at 65
  • Gladys Presley, mother of Elvis, dies at 46
  • Jean Frédéric Joliot-Curie, French nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize for Physics 1936 for discovery of artificial radioactivity), dies at 58
  • Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b.1873)
  • Mary Ritter Beard, American historian, dies at 82

About August 14, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volaré) - Domenico Modugno
  • UK #1 Song: All I Have To Do Is Dream/Claudette - Everly Brothers