On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1958

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Toronto's Boyd Carter (15 yards) and Dave Mann (116 yards) combine for CFL record for the longest punt return in 15-14 win over Montreal Alouettes in Toronto

Famous Birthdays

  • Colm Feore, American actor (The Chronicles of Riddick), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Ian Mitchell, Irish rocker (Bay City Rollers), born in Downpatrick, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Stevie Ray [Lane Huffman], American professional wrestler, born in Houston, Texas
  • Vernon Reid, English-born American musician (Living Colour), born in London

Famous Deaths

  • Roger Martin du Gard, French novelist (Nobel Prize for Literature 1937), dies at 77
1958 Highlights

About August 22, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo