On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1958

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Nunez, Cuba, weightlifter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Manfred Honeck, Austrian conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 2007-present), born in Nenzing, Austria

Famous Deaths

  • Eugène Jungers, Belgian Governor of Rwanda Urundi, dies at 70
  • Friedrich Adolf Paneth, Austrian/British chemist, dies at 71
  • Herbie Fields [Bernfeld], American jazz saxophonist and bandleader ("Dardanella"), dies from an intentional overdose of sleeping pills at 39
1958 Highlights

About September 17, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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