What Happened on December 18, 1958

Historical Events

  • Niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day)
  • Project SCORE, world’s 1st communications satellite launched from Cape Canaveral

Famous Birthdays

  • Nadhim Shaker, Iraqi soccer defender (57 caps; Al-Tayaran) and coach (Iraq), born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2020)
Born in 1958

About December 18, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks With David Seville
  • UK #1 Song: It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty