What Happened on August 21, 1958

Historical Events

  • KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Chantal, French rugby league forward (27 Tests; US Villeneuve XIII), born in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France (d. 2023)
  • Ralph Marrero, American actor (Dawn of the Dead; The Babe; Johnny Suede), born in New York City (d. 1991)

Famous Deaths

  • Stevan Hristić, Serbian composer (Legend of Ohrid; Opeleo), conductor (Belgrade Philharmonic, 1923-34; Belgrade Opera, 1925-35), and pedagogue (Belgrade Music Academy, 1937-50), dies at 73
  • Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show) and film and television composer (Night Of The Hunter; Dragnet theme), dies at 44
1958 Highlights

About August 21, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 17 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