On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1958

Historical Events

  • Explorer 1 ceases transmission.

Historic Event

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

  • US schools 1st use Cliff's Notes

Famous Birthdays

Drew Carey

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

  • Fran├žois Feldman, French singer
  • 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)
1958 Highlights

About May 23, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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