On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1958

Historical Events

  • "South Pacific" soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks

Theater Premiere

Premiere of Harold Pinter's play "Birthday Party" in London

Famous Deaths

  • Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)
  • Bruno Stürmer, German conductor, composer and educator dies at 65

Ronald Colman

Ronald Colman, British actor (Lost Horizon, The Prisoner of Zenda, Phantom Shot), dies at 67


1958 Highlights

About May 19, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Who's Sorry Now - Connie Francis