What Happened on September 2, 1958

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Hendrik Verwoerd appointed Prime Minister of South Africa
  • KAYS TV channel 7 in Hays, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Minn announces $9 million bond issue to improve Metropolitan Stadium
  • National Defense Education Act was signed
  • U.S. Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew lost.
1958 Highlights

About September 2, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 1 month and 4 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