What Happened on March 21, 1958

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Hall, American comedian (SNL, 1982-84), and screenwriter, born in Santa Barbara, California

Gary OldmanGary Oldman (64 years old)

British Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winnig actor (Sid and Nancy; Immortal Beloved; Darkest Hour), born in London, England

  • Lynn Mabry, American R&B and rock session and touring vocalist (P-Funk; Brides of Funkenstein; Talking Heads; Sheila E), born in Vallejo, California
  • Marlies Göhr, East German sprinter (Olympic gold 100m relay 1976, 80; World Champion 100m 1983), born in Gera, Germany
  • [Jonathan] Butch Norton, American drummer (Eels), born in Inglewood, California

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril M. Kornbluth, American sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), dies at 34
1958 Highlights

About March 21, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Magic Moments - Perry Como