On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1958

Historical Events

  • Philip Kapleau, Zen teacher, 1st awakening under Yasutani Roshi

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist, conductor and composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
1958 Highlights

About August 5, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo