On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1958

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 stand-up comedian (3 of a Kind), born in Dudley, West Midlands, England

Person of interestMichael Jackson

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

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

1958 Highlights

About August 29, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo