On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1958

Historical Events


Music release#1 in the Charts

The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the 1st time, with "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson at #1

Rock Star and Actor Ricky Nelson
Rock Star and Actor
Ricky Nelson

Famous Birthdays

  • Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Greg Foster, American 110m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in Maywood, Illinois
  • Kym Karath, American actress (Gretl in The Sound of Music), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mary Decker, American Olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71), born in Bunnvale, New Jersey
  • Phil Scott, American politician, Governor of Vermont (2017-), born in Barre, Vermont

Famous Deaths

  • Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (b. 1883)
1958 Highlights

About August 4, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo