On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours
  • People's Republic of China resumes bombardment of the Quemoy and Matsu islands in the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis

Famous Birthdays

  • Julio Franco, oldest regular position player in MLB history, born in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Martin du Gard, writer, dies