On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1958

Historical Events

  • World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec

Famous Birthdays

  • Belinda Carlisle, American new wave-pop singer (The Go-Go's - "Vacation"; solo - "Heaven On Earth"), born in Hollywood, California

Famous Deaths

  • Florent Schmitt, French composer (La trag├ędie de Salome; Psalm 47), and music critic (Le Temps), dies at 87
1958 Highlights

About August 17, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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