On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st presentation of West Point's Sylvanus Thayer Award
  • USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Hall, comedian (SNL), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Gary Oldman, English actor (Sid & Nancy, The Darkest Hour), born in London, England
  • Marlies Göhr, East German sprinter (Olympic gold 100m relay 1976, 80, World Champion 100m 1983), born in Gera, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril M. Kornbluth, American sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), dies at 34