On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1958

Historical Events

Nobel Prize

Boris Pasternak refuses the Nobel Prize for Literature

  • 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, born in Hackensack, New Jersey

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? 63 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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