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? 61 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo