What Happened on October 14, 1958

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London

  • 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
1958 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas Dolby [Robertson], British new-wave rock singer and musician ("She Blinded Me With Science"), born in London, England
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Mawson, Australian geologist, Antarctic explorer, and educator, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 76

About October 14, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards
  • UK #1 Song: Carolina Moon/Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis