On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1958

Historical Events

Film Release

"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, Finnish yachtsman (Olympic gold 1980)

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Goodwin, American television announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 47
1958 Highlights

About May 9, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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