What Happened on August 4, 1958

Historical Events

#1 in the Charts

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Greg Foster, American athlete (3 x World C'ship gold 110m hurdles; Olympic silver 1984), born in Maywood, Illinois (d. 2023)
  • Kym Karath, American actress (The Sound of Music - "Gretl"), 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
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

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

About August 4, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 9 months and 30 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