What Happened on September 17, 1958

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Nunez, Cuban weightlifter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Manfred Honeck, Austrian conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 2007-present), born in Nenzing, Austria
Born in 1958

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? 65 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volaré) - Domenico Modugno
  • UK #1 Song: When - Kalin Twins