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May 23, 1958

May 23, 1958, was a Friday. It was 65 years, 10 months, and 23 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Birthdays

Born on May 23, 1958

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: May 23, 1958

The best-selling single on May 23, 1958 was "All I Have to Do Is Dream" by The Everly Brothers.

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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 24,069 days ago. Approximately 802 months have passed. It was the 143rd day of 1958, in week 21. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on May 23, 1958, are now 65 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 267 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 23, 1958

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is May 23, 1958, and it's a Friday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1958 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. 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 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 Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Have Gun - Will Travel", and "Wagon Train". 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 "Captain Kangaroo", "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "Captain Pugwash", and "The Ruff and Reddy Show".

Children are playing with toys such as Dimestore soldiers, BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, Colorforms, and Metal House robots.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 23, 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 May 23, 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.
  • This date: May 23, 1958
  • May 24, 1958: May 1958 coup: Oparation Corse: French paratroopers from Algeria take control of the island of Corsica.
  • May 28, 1958: Real Madrid win the 1958 European Cup after they defeat Milan 3-2 in extra time.
  • May 29, 1958: French politicians call on Charles de Gaulle to return to power following an ultimatum from the French Army.
  • May 31, 1958: Pizza Hut is founded.
  • June 8, 1958: The 1958 FIFA World Cup begins in Sweden.
  • June 17, 1958: 18 construction workers are killed after several parts of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge collapse in Vancouver, Canada.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23, 1958, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 23, 1958 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in May 1958

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

TV shows from May 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 May 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 May 23, 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 May 23, 1964, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 23.

John Bardeen

John Bardeen

American physicist Deceased
Born on May 23, 1908
He turned 50 on this day in 1958.

Bill Barr

Bill Barr

US Attorney General
Born on May 23, 1950
He turned 8 on this day in 1958.

Melissa McBride

Melissa McBride

Actress
Born on May 23, 1965
She was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Bray Wyatt

Bray Wyatt

Wrestler Deceased
Born on May 23, 1987
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Aaron Donald

Aaron Donald

NFL player
Born on May 23, 1991
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

James Charles

James Charles

Internet personality
Born on May 23, 1999
He was born exactly 41 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on May 23, 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 May 23, 1958 was most likely conceived around August 30, 1957.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23, 1958 is close to February 13, 1959.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 23, 1958:

  • 24,069 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,438 weeks have passed.
  • 2,079,561,600 seconds have passed since May 23, 1958.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,426,155,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,073,053,785,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 346,593,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 178,842,298 steps. That's roughly 79,485 miles.
  • 24,954,739 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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