On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1958

Historical Events

  • "Oh, Captain!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 192 performances
  • 45th Tour de France won by Charly Gaul of Luxembourg

Famous Birthdays

  • David Robertson, American symphony orchestra conductor, born in Malibu, California
  • Robert Gibson, American professional wrestler, born in Pensacola, Florida

Famous Weddings

Don Shula

NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds first wife Dorothy Bartish

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Earl Hughes, American man who became heaviest known human (485 kg), dies at 32
1958 Highlights

About July 19, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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