On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1958

Historical Events

  • PanAm flies first transatlantic jet from New York to Paris
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Bassam Sabam, Lebanese violinist, oud, and nay player (New York Arabic Orchestra; Silk Road Ensemble), born in Tripoli, Lebanon (d. 2020)
1958 Highlights

About October 26, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio