On This Day

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)
1958 Highlights

About December 18, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius