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April 26, 1958

April 26, 1958, was a Saturday. It was 66 years, 1 month, and 22 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on April 26, 1958

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: April 26, 1958

The best-selling single on April 26, 1958 was "Twilight Time" by The Platters.

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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 was 24,160 days ago. Approximately 805 months have passed. It was the 116th day of 1958, in week 17. The decade was the fifties. People born on this day are currently 66 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 268 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to April 26, 1958

Let's go back to the fifties.

It is Saturday, April 26, 1958. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, attending dances, shopping, and watching sports.

The summer of 1958 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise. In music, the song "Twilight Time" by The Platters 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.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "You Bet Your Life", "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", "The Danny Thomas Show", and "Maverick". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Father Knows Best", "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "Captain Pugwash", and "Leave It to Beaver".

Popular toys at the moment include Foto-Electric Baseball, Tiny Tears (doll), Matchbox toy cars, and the Frisbee.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 26, 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?

Notable events that happened close to April 26, 1958.

  • 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.
  • April 21, 1958: 49 people die when United Airlines Flight 736 collides with a fighter jet near Las Vegas.
  • This date: April 26, 1958
  • April 28, 1958: The final episode of the "Adventures of Superman" is aired.
  • May 3, 1958: Soccer: Two goals from Nat Lofthouse helps Bolton Wanderers to secure a 2-0 victory over Manchester United in the 1958 FA Cup Final.
  • May 9, 1958: Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller film "Vertigo" is released in movie theaters.
  • May 13, 1958: A political uprising begins place in Algiers, starting the May 1958 crisis in France.
  • May 24, 1958: May 1958 coup: Oparation Corse: French paratroopers from Algeria take control of the island of Corsica.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 26, 1958, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1958 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 26, 1958 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1958

In April 1958, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from April 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

Kids TV shows on April 26, 1958

If you were a kid on April 26, 1958, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

Popular toys and games 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 April 26, 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 April 26, 1964, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 26.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Playwright / Poet Deceased
Born on April 26, 1564
He was not alive on this date.

Jet Li

Jet Li

Actor
Born on April 26, 1963
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Kevin James

Kevin James

Actor / Comedian
Born on April 26, 1965
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Melania Trump

Melania Trump

First Lady of the United States
Born on April 26, 1970
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

T-Boz

T-Boz

Singer
Born on April 26, 1970
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Joey Jordison

Joey Jordison

American musician Deceased
Born on April 26, 1975
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Actor
Born on April 26, 1980
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Scotty T

Scotty T

Media personality
Born on April 26, 1988
He was born exactly 30 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on April 26, 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 April 26, 1958 was most likely conceived around August 3, 1957.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 26, 1958 is close to January 17, 1959.

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Stats for April 26, 1958

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 26, 1958:

  • 24,160 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,451 weeks have passed.
  • 2,087,424,000 seconds have passed since April 26, 1958.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,435,328,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,077,110,784,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 347,904,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 179,518,464 steps. That's roughly 79,786 miles.
  • 25,049,088 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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