On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1958

Historical Events

  • USS Nautilus reaches North Pole, 1st submarine to achieve submarine transit of North Pole

Famous Birthdays

  • Ana Kokkinos, Greek-Australian film director (The Secret Life of Us), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Cindy Nixon, American singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Collins, English auto racer (British GP 1958), dies in race accident at German GP at 26
1958 Highlights

About August 3, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson
  • UK #1 Song: All I Have To Do Is Dream/Claudette - Everly Brothers