On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1958

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jack Kilby demonstrates his first integrated circuit (IC) to his supervisor

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Little Rock Crisis

US Supreme Court orders the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas to integrate


Famous Birthdays

  • Gregg Edelman, American actor (Green Card), born in Chicago, Illinois

Wilfred Benítez

Wilfred Benítez, Puerto Rican boxer (youngest world champion at 17 years, 176 days [WBA Light Welterweight]), born in NYC, New York


1958 Highlights

About September 12, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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