On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1958

Historical Events

  • Explorer 1 ceases transmission.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • US schools 1st use Cliff's Notes

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDrew Carey

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

Actor and Comedian Drew Carey
Actor and Comedian
Drew Carey
  • Fran├žois Feldman, French singer
  • Mitch Albom, American writer
  • Shelly West, country singer (Red Hot, West by West), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Thomas Reiter, German cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)
1958 Highlights

About May 23, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini