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 - "Saturday Night"), born in Downpatrick, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Stevie Ray [Lane Huffman], American professional wrestler, born in Houston, Texas
  • Vernon Reid, American hard rock and funk-metal guitarist (Living Colour) - Vivid, born in London, England
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

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

About August 22, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 7 months and 8 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