On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1958

Historical Events

  • Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France (National Day)
  • Musical show "Valmouth" 1st produced in London
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Peacock, British actor (Only Fools and Horses), director and writer (Cavegirl), born in Hammersmith, London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Marie Stopes, British birth control pioneer, dies at 77
1958 Highlights

About October 2, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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