On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1958

Historical Events

  • NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendan Nelson, Australian politician
  • Gary Gaetti, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1988, 89; World Series 1987; Gold Glove Award 1986–89; Minnesota Twins), born in Centralia Illinois
  • Gordon Brand Jnr., Scottish golfer (8 x European Tour wins; Ryder Cup 1987, 89), born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 2019)
1958 Highlights

About August 19, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo