On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1958

Historical Events

  • Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia
  • US space agency NASA begins operations incorporating earlier National Advisory Council on Aeronautics and other bodies

Famous Birthdays

  • Martin Cooper, British new wave keyboard player and saxophonist (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark), born in Liverpool, England
  • Masato Nakamura, Japanese bass player (Dreams Come True) and composer (Sonic The Hedgehog), born in Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
  • Michelle Bauer [Medvitz], California, actress (One Million Heels BC)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Falk, Russian painter (b. 1886)
1958 Highlights

About October 1, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra