On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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"Vertigo", American film noir psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released

  • Russian Mikhail Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Esko Rechardt, Finland, yachtsman (Olympic gold 1980)

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Goodwin, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 47