On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1958

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

Musical drama Film "King Creole" starring Elvis Presley based on a novel by Harold Robbins premieres

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
Writer Harold Robbins
Harold Robbins
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Jeannette, American boxer (world coloured champion 1909), dies at 78
1958 Highlights

About July 2, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer