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 (Leader of the Liberal Party 2007-8), born in Coburg, Australia
  • Darryl Sutter, Canadian NHL center, 1979-87 (Chicago Black Hawks), and coach, since 1992 (Chicago Black Hawks, Los Angeles Kings, and 2 other teams), born in Viking, Alberta
  • 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? 63 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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