What Happened on October 17, 1958

Famous Birthdays

Alan JacksonAlan Jackson (64 years old)

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? 64 years, 3 months and 22 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