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March 21, 1958

March 21, 1958, was a Friday. It was 66 years, 1 month, and 27 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Birthdays

Born on March 21, 1958

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: March 21, 1958

The best-selling single on March 21, 1958 was "Tequila" by The Champs.

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A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1958. Take a trip back to the days of Elvis Presley, The Champs, Sheb Wooley and The Everly Brothers.

Facts

This date occurred 24,165 days ago. Approximately 806 months have passed. It was the 80th day of 1958, in week 12. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on March 21, 1958, are now 66 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 269 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to March 21, 1958

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is March 21, 1958, and it's a Friday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aries. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get longer. St. Patrick's Day of 1958 has recently come and gone. In music, the song "Tequila" by The Champs is the best-selling record at the moment.

Dwight David Eisenhower is the President of the United States, and Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Casey Jones", and "Decoy". In fashion, women are sporting chemise dresses, sheaths, sack dresses and straight-cut suits. Short boxy jackets and shift dresses are also beginning to become popular. Meanwhile, a lot of men are sporting a "Teddy Boy" style that involves leather jackets, greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. Men are also wearing formal suits as daywear.

Tailfins on cars are extremely popular at the moment. The design looks futuristic, almost like a rocket or the twin rudders on the back of an airplane. It's 1958, so radio stations and jukeboxes are playing songs from singers such as Domenico Modugno, The Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, David Seville, Perez Prado, Billy Vaughn, Perry Como and The Champs. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Buddy Holly would be still alive.

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Adventures of Superman", "The Gumby Show", "Heckle and Jeckle", and "Colonel Bleep". Children are playing with toys such as Dimestore soldiers, Tiny Tears (doll), Play-Doh, and the Frisbee.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 21, 1958.

  • Movies from 1958.

    Movies from 1958

    The most popular movies in 1958 were South Pacific, Auntie Mame, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, No Time for Sergeants, Gigi, The Vikings and The Young Lions.
  • 1958 in music.

    1958 in music

    The radio stations in 1958 were dominated by artists such as Domenico Modugno, The Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, David Seville, Perez Prado, Billy Vaughn, Perry Como and The Champs.
  • Charles de Gaulle.

    Charles de Gaulle

    Charles de Gaulle was named Time Person of the Year in 1958. De Gaulle had been appointed Prime Minister of France in 1958 after the collapse of the Fourth Republic.
  • Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars

    Tailfins on cars were a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.
  • Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses

    Panty raids were a popular college prank at the time. Large groups of male students would "raid" the living quarters of their female counterparts and then steal their underwear as proof that the raid had been successful. These raids took place during a time when colleges had curfews and men were forbidden from entering female dormitories.
  • Poodle skirts are a thing.

    Poodle skirts are a thing

    Women and young girls were wearing wide, unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts." These were solid-colored skirts that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.
  • Greasers.

    Greasers

    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox

    The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts"

    The "DA haircut" was extremely popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed-back hairstyle that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Duck's Ass," which is what many people liked to call the style.
  • Sock hops.

    Sock hops

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their shoes. This is because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums, and the organizers didn't want scuff marks on the floors.
  • Capitalism vs Communism.

    Capitalism vs Communism

    The ideological clash between capitalism and communism heated up during the 1950s. It was during this period that a "Cold War" started between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the US, there were fears that Soviet spies had infiltrated all parts of society, including Hollywood.
  • The economy is booming.

    The economy is booming

    The world was recovering from World War II. Many countries witnessed an economic boom during this decade. Unemployment was low, consumerism increased, mortgages were cheap, and governments started to invest in infrastructure such as highways. For many, this was the "golden age" of the economy.
  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones

    Almost everyone had rotary phones in the 1950s. However, the heavier metal dial components were being phased out and replaced with plastic.
  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets

    More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around March 21, 1958.

  • February 28, 1958: 26 students and a bus driver are killed when a school bus plunges into a river in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
  • March 19, 1958: 24 people are killed after a loft fire breaks out at the Monarch Underwear Company in Manhattan.
  • This date: March 21, 1958
  • March 22, 1958: Film producer Mike Todd dies in a plane crash near Grants, New Mexico.
  • March 24, 1958: Elvis Presley is inducted into the U.S. Army.
  • March 31, 1958: The song "Johnny B. Goode" is released by Chuck Berry.
  • April 3, 1958: Fidel Castro's army begins its attacks on on the Cuban capital of Havana.
  • April 4, 1958: The daughter of actress Lana Turner, Cheryl Crane, stabs her mother's boyfriend, Johnny Stompanato, to death in self-defense.
  • April 6, 1958: 47 people die after Capital Airlines Flight 67 crashes into Saginaw Bay near Freeland, Michigan.
  • April 18, 1958: Baseball: The Los Angeles Dodgers play their first game.
  • April 19, 1958: Soccer: Wolverhampton Wanderers win the First Division title after beating Preston North End 2-0.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 21, 1958, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1958 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 21, 1958 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in March 1958

People in March 1958 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from March 1958.

Decoy
Decoy
Casey Jones
Casey Jones
Maverick
Maverick
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Wagon Train
Wagon Train
Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Fury
Fury
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
Sky King
Sky King
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

Cars in 1958

1958 saw the introduction of cars such as the Rambler American, the Chevrolet Impala, the Rover P5, the Mercedes-Benz W128, the Ford Galaxie, and the Renault Caravelle.

Cars in 1958.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in March 1958

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Ruff and Reddy Show
The Ruff and Reddy Show
Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver
The Woody Woodpecker Show
The Woody Woodpecker Show

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash
Colonel Bleep
Colonel Bleep
Tom Terrific
Tom Terrific
Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
The Mickey Mouse Club
The Mickey Mouse Club
Toys

Toys in 1958

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Metal House robots
Metal House robots
The Frisbee
The Frisbee
Wooly Willy
Wooly Willy
Play-Doh
Play-Doh
Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars
Colorforms
Colorforms
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
Tiny Tears (doll)
Tiny Tears (doll)
Spinning Tops
Spinning Tops
Toy Guns
Toy Guns
Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball
Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Were you born on March 21, 1958?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1958.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 21, 1964, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 21.

Brian Clough

Brian Clough

Football manager Deceased
Born on March 21, 1935
He turned 23 on this day in 1958.

Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro

President of Brazil
Born on March 21, 1955
He turned 3 on this day in 1958.

Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna

Race driver Deceased
Born on March 21, 1960
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick

Actor
Born on March 21, 1962
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Kevin Federline

Kevin Federline

Backup dancer
Born on March 21, 1978
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho

Soccer player
Born on March 21, 1980
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba

Soccer player
Born on March 21, 1989
He was born exactly 31 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on March 21, 1958.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 21, 1958 was most likely conceived around June 28, 1957.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 21, 1958 is close to December 12, 1958.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 21, 1958:

  • 24,165 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,452 weeks have passed.
  • 2,087,852,400 seconds have passed since March 21, 1958.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,435,827,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,077,331,838,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 347,975,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 179,555,306 steps. That's roughly 79,802 miles.
  • 25,054,229 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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