On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1958

Historical Events

  • US lunar probe Pioneer 3 reaches 107,269 km, falls back

Famous Birthdays

  • Nick Park, British filmmaker and animator (Wallace and Gromit), born in Preston, Lancashire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, dies at 62
1958 Highlights

About December 6, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius