On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1958

Historical Events


CommunicationHistoric Communication

1st radio broadcast from space, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower Christmas message "to all mankind, America's wish for peace on Earth and goodwill to men everywhere"

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

  • Iqbal Sikander, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spinner 1992 World Cup)
  • Limahl [Christopher Hamill], English pop singer (Kajagoogoo-Too Shy), born in Pemberton, Lancashire, England
  • Steven Isserlis, British cellist, born in London, United Kingdom
1958 Highlights

About December 19, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius