On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1958

Historical Events

  • KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to James Agee for Death in the Family
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands

Famous Birthdays

  • Ron Arad, Israeli Air Force weapon systems officer (WSO) who is officially classified as missing in action since October 1986, born in Hod HaSharon, Israel

Famous Deaths

  • James Branch Cabell, American novelist and essayist (Restless Heads), dies at 79
1958 Highlights

About May 5, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Whole Lotta Woman - Marvin Rainwater