On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 1958

Historical Events

  • 9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban
  • Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
  • US newspaper "Daily Worker" ceases publication

Famous Birthdays

  • Ricardo Acuna, Chile, tennis star
  • Sandy Stewart, American songwriter, singer, and keyboardist (Cat Dancer), born in Houston, Texas

Famous Weddings

Jayne Mansfield

American actress Jayne Mansfield (24) weds Hungarian-American bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay (32) at the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California; divorce in 1964

Famous Deaths

  • Edna Purviance, American actress (Charlie Chaplin, Sunnyside), dies at 61
  • Jesse L. Lasky, U.S. film producer (b. 1880)
  • John Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/church historian, dies at 75
1958 Highlights

About January 13, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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