On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1958

Historical Events


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"Dracula" film starring Christopher Lee as the eponymous vampire, directed by Terence Fisher is the first Hammer Horror film released

USALittle Rock Crisis

US President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

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The 101st Airborne Division escort the nine black students into Little Rock School in Arkansas
The 101st Airborne Division escort the nine black students into Little Rock School in Arkansas
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

US VP Richard Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by protesters in Peru

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Famous Birthdays

  • Lovie Smith, American football coach

Famous Deaths

  • Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered
  • Norman Bel Geddes, American theatrical designer (Rivals, Dead End), dies at 65
1958 Highlights

About May 8, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus