On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1958

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Jackson, American country singer (Here in the Real World), born in Newnan, Georgia
  • Blaine McCallister, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Fort Stockton, Texas
  • Gianmaria Testa, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Cavallermaggiore (d. 2016)
  • Howard Alden, American jazz guitarist (George Van Eps), born in Newport Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1899), dies at 81
  • Paul Outerbridge, American photographer, dies at 63
1958 Highlights

About October 17, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra