On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1958

Historical Events

  • CVP wins municipal elections in Belgium
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • WJRT TV channel 12 in Flint, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryn Merrick, British musician (The Damned), born in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Jeff Keith, American rock vocalist (Tesla - "Psychotic Supper"), born in Texarkana, Arkansas

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Hinton, actor (Henderson-I Lived 3 Lives), dies at 30
  • Gerard Hordijk, Dutch architect and painter, dies at 59
  • Gordon Griffith, American actor (first actor to portray Tarzan on film) and director, dies at 51
1958 Highlights

About October 12, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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