On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1958

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm 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? 62 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus