May 22nd, 1958.

May 22nd, 1958, was a Thursday. It was day 142 of 1958. The decade was the 1950s.

63 years and 28 days have passed since May 22nd, 1958.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Top song: May 22nd, 1958

The best-selling single on May 22nd, 1958 was "All I Have to Do Is Dream" by The Everly Brothers.

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The date is May 22nd, 1958 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1958 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In music, the song "All I Have to Do Is Dream" by The Everly Brothers is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", "Have Gun - Will Travel" and "Perry Mason".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Father Knows Best", "The Gumby Show" and "Leave It to Beaver".

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 22nd, 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 as the Time Person of the Year in 1958. De Gaulle was appointed as the Prime Minister of France in 1958 after the collapse of the Fourth Republic.

  • Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars was 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 during this period of time. The prank involved large groups of male students "raiding" the living quarters of their female counterparts. Panties were then stolen as as proof that the raid had been successful. These "raids" became popular 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.

    During the 1950s, it became a fad to wear wide unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts". These skirts consisted of a solid color that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.

  • Greasers.


    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    During the 1950s, "DA haircuts" were popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed back hair style that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Ducks Ass", which is what many people liked to call the style.

  • Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • 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.

    During the 1950s, 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.

    During the 1950s, people were using rotary phones. It was during this period that the heavier metal dial components were phased out and replaced with plastic.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    In the late 1940s and 1950s, more and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television set. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 63 years and 28 days have passed since May 22nd, 1958.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1958.
  • Leap Year: 1958 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 22nd, 1958, will be 63 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1958 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 22nd, 1958.

  • April 28th, 1958: The final episode of the "Adventures of Superman" is aired.
  • May 3rd, 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 9th, 1958: Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller film "Vertigo" is released in movie theaters.
  • May 13th, 1958: A political uprising begins place in Algiers, starting the May 1958 crisis in France.
  • This date: May 22nd, 1958
  • May 24th, 1958: May 1958 coup: Oparation Corse: French paratroopers from Algeria take control of the island of Corsica.
  • May 28th, 1958: Real Madrid win the 1958 European Cup after they defeat Milan 3-2 in extra time.
  • May 29th, 1958: French politicians call on Charles de Gaulle to return to power following an ultimatum from the French Army.
  • May 31st, 1958: Pizza Hut is founded.
  • June 8th, 1958: The 1958 FIFA World Cup begins in Sweden.
  • June 17th, 1958: 18 construction workers are killed after several parts of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge collapse in Vancouver, Canada.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 22nd, 1958, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1958 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 22nd, 1958 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Decoy - Crime drama about undercover police officer Casey Jones.
  • Casey Jones - American Western series starring Alan Hale.
  • Maverick - American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.
  • Tonight Starring Jack Paar - Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.
  • Fury - American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • Sky King - Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

Kid's TV shows on May 22nd, 1958.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1958.

  • Leave It to Beaver
  • The Woody Woodpecker Show
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 22nd, 1964 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 22nd of May.

  • May 22nd, 1942: Ted Kaczynski (American terrorist) turned 16 on this day in 1958.
  • May 22nd, 1946: George Best (Soccer player) turned 12 on this day in 1958.
  • May 22nd, 1959: Morrissey (Singer) was born exactly one year after this date.
  • May 22nd, 1970: Naomi Campbell (English model) was born exactly 12 years after this date.
  • May 22nd, 1978: Katie Price (English model) was born exactly 20 years after this date.
  • May 22nd, 2001: Emma Chamberlain (Internet personality) was born exactly 43 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on May 22nd, 1958.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 22nd, 1958.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 22nd, 1958 was most likely conceived around the 12th of August, 1957.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 22nd, 1958 is close to the 1st of March, 1959.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 22nd, 1958.

  • A total of 23,039 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,291 weeks have passed.
  • 1,990,569,600 seconds have passed since the May 22nd, 1958.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,322,331,200 times.
  • Since May 22nd, 1958, the earth has travelled approximately 1,027,133,913,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 331,761,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 171,188,986 steps. That's about 76,084 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,886,835 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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