On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1958

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Benjamin Britten's "Nocturne," premieres

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek folk and jazz singer, born on Icaria, Greece
  • Tim Robbins, actor (Bull Durham, The Shawshank Redemption), born in West Covina, California
1958 Highlights

About October 16, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra