On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1958

Historical Events


Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Boris Pasternak refuses Nobel prize for literature

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • Dr F Mason Sones is first doctor to perform a coronary angiogram
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker

Famous Deaths

  • Zoe Akins, American playwright (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1935), dies at 71
1958 Highlights

About October 29, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio