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May 27th, 1958.

May 27th, 1958, was a Tuesday. It was day 147 of 1958. The decade was the Fifties.

64 years, 6 months and 5 days have passed since May 27th, 1958.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Birthdays

Born on May 27th, 1958.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: May 27th, 1958

The best-selling single on May 27th, 1958 was "All I Have to Do Is Dream" by The Everly Brothers.

Play the top singles from the year 1958.
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Take me back to May 27th, 1958!

Let's go back in time!

The date is May 27th, 1958, and it's a Tuesday. 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. 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "The Danny Thomas Show" and "Gunsmoke". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Woody Woodpecker Show" and "The Ruff and Reddy Show". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Dimestore soldiers, BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, the Frisbee and Metal House robots.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on May 27th, 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 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 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.

    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.

  • 64 years, 6 months and 5 days have passed since May 27th, 1958.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1958.
  • Leap Year: 1958 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on May 27th, 1958 will be 64 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1958 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around May 27th, 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.
  • May 24th, 1958: May 1958 coup: Oparation Corse: French paratroopers from Algeria take control of the island of Corsica.
  • This date: May 27th, 1958
  • 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.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 27th, 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 27th, 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 27th, 1958.

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Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in May, 1958.

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 27th, 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 you should check out May 27th, 1964 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 27th.

Vincent Price

Actor. Deceased
Born on May 27th, 1911
He turned 47 on this day in 1958.

Christopher Lee

Actor. Deceased
Born on May 27th, 1922
He turned 36 on this day in 1958.

Henry Kissinger

US Secretary of State.
Born on May 27th, 1923
He turned 35 on this day in 1958.

Cilla Black

Singer / Media personality. Deceased
Born on May 27th, 1943
She turned 15 on this day in 1958.

Paul Gascoigne

Soccer player.
Born on May 27th, 1967
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Left Eye

Rapper. Deceased
Born on May 27th, 1971
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Jamie Oliver

Celebrity chef.
Born on May 27th, 1975
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Andre 3000

American rapper.
Born on May 27th, 1975
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Jadakiss

American rapper.
Born on May 27th, 1975
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Beauden Barrett

Rugby player.
Born on May 27th, 1991
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on May 27th, 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.

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Stats for May 27th, 1958

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 27th, 1958.

  • A total of 23,564 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,366 weeks have passed.
  • 2,035,933,200 seconds have passed since the May 27th, 1958.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,375,255,400 times.
  • Since May 27th, 1958, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,050,541,531,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 339,322,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 175,090,255 steps. That's about 77,818 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,431,198 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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