What Happened on July 17, 1958

Historical Events

  • King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation

Five Finger Exercise

Peter Shaffer's musical "Five Finger Exercise" premieres in London

  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands
1958 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Wong Kar-wai, Chinese film director (In the Mood for Love), born in Shanghai, China
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

Henri Farman (1874-1958)

British-French aviator who broke several aviation records, dies at 84

About July 17, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: All I Have To Do Is Dream/Claudette - Everly Brothers