On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1958

Historical Events

  • "Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #40
  • US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands

Famous Birthdays

  • Andreas Petroulakis, Greek political caricaturist
  • Beth Maitland, American actress (Traci-Young & Restless), born in Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Christian Brando, son of Marlon who killed his sisters boyfriend, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2008)
  • Eric Singer [Mensinger], American hard rock drummer (KISS, 1991-present), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Kim Greist, American actress (CHUD, Brazil, Payoff, Manhunter), born in Stamford, Connecticut
1958 Highlights

About May 12, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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