What Happened on March 14, 1958

Historical Events

  • Recording Industry Association of American created
  • RIAA certifies 1st gold record - Perry Como's single "Catch A Falling Star"
  • South Africa's government prohibits the African National Congress
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert II, Prince of Monaco (bobsledder at 1988 Olympics), born in Monaco

Danny MeyerDanny Meyer (65 years old)

American restaurateur (Shake Shack, Union Square Cafe), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • Zbigniew Karkowski, Polish composer and experimental musician (Sensorband), born in Krakow, Poland (d. 2013)
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

  • Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist and composer (In Tempore Belli), dies at 64

About March 14, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Magic Moments - Perry Como