On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1958

Historical Events

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

Music releaseTheater Premiere

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

Playwright Harold Pinter
Harold Pinter

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestRonald 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? 62 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus