On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1958

Historical Events

  • De Gaulle offers Algerians defiance "peace of the brave"

Nobel Prize

Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The Smurfs TV Debut

The Smurfs first appear in the story "Johan and Pirlouit" by Belgium cartoonist Peyo

  • The Springhill Mine Bump - underground earthquake traps 174 miners in No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, deepest coal mine in North America. By 1st November rescuers had dug out 100 victims, with death toll at 74.
  • USSR lends money to UAR to build Aswan High Dam

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Wolff, American musician and TV theme composer (Seinfeld, Will & Grace), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, professor, author, born in Detroit, Michigan
1958 Highlights

About October 23, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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