What Happened on August 29, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Single

Cliff Richard and the Drifters release single "Move It", Richards debut single. Credited as 1st British Rock n Roll song.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Harrison joins The Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • US Air Force Academy's permanent site opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Famous Birthdays

  • Lenny Henry, British comedian (3 of a Kind)

Person of interestMichael Jackson

Michael Jackson, recording artist and King of Pop (Thriller, Bad), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2009)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson