What Happened on May 19, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "South Pacific" soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
  • Premiere of Harold Pinter's play "Birthday Party" in London
  • US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

Famous Deaths

  • Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)
  • Bruno Sturmer, composer, dies at 65

Person of interestRonald Colman

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