What Happened on August 29, 1958

Historical Events

Music Single

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

Music History

George Harrison joins The Quarrymen, who later become The Beatles

  • US Air Force Academy's permanent site opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Famous Birthdays

  • Lenny Henry, British stand-up comedian and actor (3 of a Kind), born in Dudley, West Midlands, England

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson (1958-2009)

American recording artist, dancer and King of Pop ("Thriller"; "Billie Jean"; "Bad"), born in Gary, Indiana


1958 Highlights

About August 29, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 2 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