On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1958

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Bassett, American actress (What's Love Got to Do With It), born in NYC, New York
  • Jonathan Prince, Beverly Hills Pa, actor (Danny-Alice, Pray TV)
  • Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star


Madonna [Ciccone], American singer and actress (Like a Virgin), born in Bay City, Michigan

  • Peter "Jeff" K Wisoff, Norfolk VA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 68, 81/84)

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Panzer, German-American silent film actor (The Perils of Pauline, Mildred Pierce, Hotel Berlin), dies at 85
1958 Highlights

About August 16, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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