On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1958

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Gigi" based on the story by Colette, directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier premieres in New York (Best Picture 1959)

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • USSR launches Sputnik III

Famous Birthdays

  • Ron Simmons, American professional wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Michael G the Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam), dies at 91
1958 Highlights

About May 15, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus