What Happened on August 2, 1958

Historical Events

  • American pilots Jim Heth and Bill Burkhart take off from Dallas, Texas in "The Old Scotchman", their modified Cessna 172 in an effort to break airplane flight endurance record; they fly forslightly over 50 days, eclipsing existing record by more than 3 days
  • Jordan and Iraq dissolve their Arab Federation, after 3 months

Famous Birthdays

  • Arshad Ayub, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's), born in Hyderabad, India
  • Chi Chia-wei, Taiwanese gay rights activist, born in Taiwan
1958 Highlights

About August 2, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson
  • UK #1 Song: All I Have To Do Is Dream/Claudette - Everly Brothers