What Happened on May 23, 1958

Historical Events

  • Explorer 1 ceases transmission.

Event of Interest

Mao Zedong starts the "Great Leap Forward" movement in China

  • US schools 1st use Cliff's Notes
1958 History

Famous Birthdays

Drew Carey (65 years old)

American actor & comedian (Drew Carey Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • Fran├žois Feldman, French pop singer and songwriter (Petit Frank), born in Paris, France
  • Mitch Albom, American writer
  • Shelly West, Ameican country singer ("Red Hot"; "West by West"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Thomas Reiter, German cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)
Born in 1958

About May 23, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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