On This Day

What Happened on March 14, 1958

Historical Events

  • Recording Industry Association of American created
  • RIAA certifies 1st gold record (Perry Como's 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco/bobsledder (Olympics 1988)

Person of interestDanny Meyer

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

Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack Danny Meyer
Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack
Danny Meyer

Famous Deaths

  • Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist and composer (In Tempore Belli), dies at 64
1958 Highlights

About March 14, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces