What Happened on December 4, 1958

Historical Events

  • American pilots Bob Timm and John Cook take off from Las Vegas, Nevada in "The Hacienda", their modified Cessna 172, in an attempt to break recently set airplane flight endurance record; effort succeeds almost 65 days later [1]
  • Dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within French Community
  • Finnish government of Fagerholm resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Sergei Starikov, Russian ice hockey defenseman and coach (Olympics gold 1984, 88; silver 1980; New Jersey Devils), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
1958 Highlights

About December 4, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: To Know Him, Is To Love Him - The Teddy Bears
  • UK #1 Song: Hoots Mon - Lord Rockingham's XI