What Happened on August 23, 1958

Historical Events

  • "Musical Marie" Ashton completes playing piano at the Plaza-Central cinema in England - 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
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

  • Martin du Gard, writer, dies

About August 23, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Little Star - The Elegants
  • UK #1 Song: When - Kalin Twins