On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1958

Historical Events

  • King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation

Music Premiere

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

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

Henri Farman

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

1958 Highlights

About July 17, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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