What Happened on August 19, 1958

Historical Events

  • NAACP Youth Council begin sit-in at "whites-only" lunch counter at Katz Drug Store in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma [1]

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), coach, 1992-2007, 2011-23 (Black Hawks, San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames, Los Angeles Kings), and general manager (Flames, 2003-10)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 Jr., Scottish golfer (8 x European Tour wins; Ryder Cup 1987, 89), born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • Simon Beck, British cartographer and snow artist, born in London, England [1]
Born in 1958
1958 Highlights

About August 19, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Little Star - The Elegants
  • UK #1 Song: When - Kalin Twins