What Happened on May 7, 1958

Historical Events

  • US Air Force Major Howard Johnson sets world aircraft altitude record in a Lockhead F-104 Starfighter at 27,810 m

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Orr, American college basketball coach (Bowling Green State University 2007–14, Seton Hall 2001-06), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2022)
Born in 1958

Famous Weddings

  • "The Mark of Zorro" actor Tyrone Power (44) weds Debbie Ann Minardos

Famous Deaths

  • Nyogen Senzaki, 1st Zen teacher to reside in USA, dies at 81
1958 Highlights

About May 7, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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