On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1958

Historical Events

  • Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
  • Dr Ake Senning installs first pacemaker (Stockholm)
  • KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Coll, American journalist (The New Yorker) and writer (The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Ursula von der Leyen, German politician, 1st woman elected President of European Commission, born in Ixelles, Brussels

Famous Deaths

  • Ran Bosilek, Bulgarian author (b. 1886)
1958 Highlights

About October 8, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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