What Happened on December 5, 1958

Historical Events

  • Phils drop plans for NY sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Philadelphia

Event of Interest

Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.

  • The Preston bypass, the UK's first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.
  • WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Erickson, American actor and founder and CEO of Bionic Capital LLC, born in Maine
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67

About December 5, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 23 days
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