What Happened on August 24, 1958

Historical Events

  • 19th Venice Film Festival: "Rickshaw Man" directed by Hiroshi Inagaki wins Golden Lion
  • Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Offutt, American writer (The Good Brother), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Steve Guttenberg, American actor (Police Academy, Short Circuit), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tracy Harris, American artist, born in Lawton, Oklahoma

Famous Deaths

  • John G. Strijdom, South African politician and nationalist, Prime Minister of South Africa (1954-58), dies at 65
  • Kenneth Leighton, British pianist and composer, dies of esophageal cancer at 58
  • Leo Blech, German opera composer and conductor, (Königliches Opernhaus, 1906-37; Städtische Oper, 1949-53). dies at 87
  • Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist, dies at 82
1958 Highlights

About August 24, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volaré) - Domenico Modugno
  • UK #1 Song: When - Kalin Twins