On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1958

Historical Events

  • Stirling Moss wins season ending Moroccan Grand Prix at Ain-Diab but fellow Brit Mike Hawthorn takes World Drivers Championship from Moss by just 1 point by finishing second; first British world champion
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Antoine Trousers, rock drummer/singer (Dike-Bleeding Heart)
  • John Bloom [Joe Bob Briggs], drive-in movie critic
  • Lou Briel, Puerto Rican singer and actor born in Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • Tiriel Mora, Australian actor
1958 Highlights

About October 19, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra