What Happened on October 5, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • AndrĂ© Kuipers, Dutch astronaut
  • Brent W. Jett Jr, American naval officer and NASA astronaut (STS 72, sk:81), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, TV presenter and writer, born in New York City
  • Shell Kepler [Michelle Alaine Kepler], American actress (General Hospital), born in Painesville, Ohio (d. 2008)