On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1958

Historical Events

  • Royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Frank Edwards Jr, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 89), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Lee Crystal [Sackett], American drummer (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - "I Love Rock'n'Roll"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • Lizzie Borden, director/writer (Love Crimes, Working Girls)
  • N. Gregory Mankiw, American economist

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Kuttner, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were), dies at 42
  • Johannes F Buziau, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 81
1958 Highlights

About February 3, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius