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May 23rd, 1958.

May 23rd, 1958, was a Friday. It was day 143 of 1958. The decade was the 1950s.

63 years, 8 months and 4 days have passed since May 23rd, 1958.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Birthdays

Born on May 23rd, 1958.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: May 23rd, 1958

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

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Take me back to May 23rd, 1958!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 23rd, 1958 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, 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. 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.

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", "Fury" and "Perry Mason". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Tom Terrific", "Captain Pugwash" and "Leave It to Beaver".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Tonka trucks, Spinning Tops, Wooly Willy and Metal House robots.

News

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 23rd, 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.

    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%.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 63 years, 8 months and 4 days have passed since May 23rd, 1958.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1958.
  • Leap Year: 1958 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 23rd, 1958, will be 63 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1958 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 23rd, 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 23rd, 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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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23rd, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 23rd, 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.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from May, 1958.

Decoy
Decoy
Crime drama about undercover police officer Casey Jones.

Casey Jones
Casey Jones
American Western series starring Alan Hale.

Maverick
Maverick
American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.

Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.

Fury
Fury
American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

Sky King
Sky King
Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
TV series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

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 May 23rd, 1958.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1958.

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

Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best

Lassie
Lassie

Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1958.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1958.

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

Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

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 23rd, 1964 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

John Bardeen

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

Bill Barr

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

Melissa McBride

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

Aaron Donald

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

James Charles

Internet personality.
Born on May 23rd, 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 23rd, 1958.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 1958.

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 23rd, 1958 was most likely conceived around August 30th, 1957.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23rd, 1958 is close to February 13th, 1959.

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Stats for May 23rd, 1958

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 23rd, 1958.

  • A total of 23,260 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,322 weeks have passed.
  • 2,009,667,600 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 1958.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,344,612,200 times.
  • Since May 23rd, 1958, the earth has travelled approximately 1,036,988,481,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 334,944,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 172,831,414 steps. That's about 76,814 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,116,011 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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