On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1958

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community
  • Paul Osborn's "World of Suzie Wong" premieres in NYC
  • The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas Dolby [Robertson], British new-wave rock singer and musician (She Blinded Me With Science), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Mawson, Australian Antarctic explorer (b. 1882)
  • Jean Poveigh, composer, dies at 82
1958 Highlights

About October 14, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra