On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Martin du Gard, writer, dies
1958 Highlights

About August 23, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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