On This Day

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, comedian (SNL), born in Santa Barbara, California

Person of interestGary Oldman

Gary Oldman, English actor (Sid & Nancy, The Darkest Hour), born in London, England

Actor and Filmmaker Gary Oldman
Actor and Filmmaker
Gary Oldman
  • 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? 62 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries