On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1958

Famous Birthdays

  • Alberto Salazar, American track coach and long distance runner (NYC Marathon 1980-82, Boston 1982), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Bruce Dickinson, English heavy metal rocker (Iron Maiden-Run to Hills), born in Worksop, United Kingdom
  • Larisa Karlova, Ukrainian team handball player (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Russell Baze, Canadian Racing Hall of Fame jockey (10-time US champion, 12,844 wins), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
1958 Highlights

About August 7, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 9 months and 18 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