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July 8th, 1958.

July 8th, 1958, was a Tuesday. It was day 189 of 1958. The decade was the 1950s.

63 years, 4 months and 21 days have passed since July 8th, 1958.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Born on July 8th, 1958.

People who were born on this exact date.

Top song: July 8th, 1958

The best-selling single on July 8th, 1958 was "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.

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The date is July 8th, 1958 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In music, the song "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley 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. A new plastic toy called the "Hula Hoop" has become the latest fad. The hoop, which can be twirled around your waist and limbs, has exploded in popularity since July.

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", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Fury" and "Have Gun - Will Travel". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Father Knows Best", "The Woody Woodpecker Show" and "Leave It to Beaver".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Tonka trucks, Toy Guns, Spinning Tops and BAS-KET Miniature Basketball.

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 July 8th, 1958.

  • The Hula Hoop craze.

    The Hula Hoop craze.

    The "Hula Hoop" was heavily marketed in the United States during July of 1958. It was during the second half of 1958 that the toy became a major fad. Over the course of a few months, over 20 million hula hoops were sold.

  • 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%.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 63 years, 4 months and 21 days have passed since July 8th, 1958.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1958.
  • Leap Year: 1958 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 8th, 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 July 8th, 1958.

  • 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.
  • June 29th, 1958: Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 to win the 1958 World Cup.
  • This date: July 8th, 1958
  • July 11th, 1958: Scottish serial killer Peter Manuel is hanged.
  • July 12th, 1958: The Beatles have their first recording session.
  • July 14th, 1958: King Faisal II of Iraq is executed following a coup d'état.
  • July 15th, 1958: 14 July Revolution: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Said is captured and killed while trying to escape the country.
  • July 29th, 1958: NASA is formally created.
  • August 7th, 1958: US playwright Arthur Miller is cleared of his contempt of Congress conviction.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 8th, 1958, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1958 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 8th, 1958 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.

TV shows from July, 1958.

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.

Kids' TV shows on July 8th, 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

Popular toys and games in 1958.

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

The Hula Hoop
The Hula Hoop

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 July 8th, 1964 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 8th.

John D. Rockefeller

Business magnate. Deceased
Born on July 8th, 1839
He was not alive on this date.

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss founder. Deceased
Born on July 8th, 1885
He was not alive on this date.

TotalBiscuit

Youtuber. Deceased
Born on July 8th, 1984
He was born exactly 26 years after this date.

Virgil van Dijk

Soccer player.
Born on July 8th, 1991
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Jaden Smith

Actor.
Born on July 8th, 1998
He was born exactly 40 years after this date.

Shannon Singh

Love Island contestant.
Born on July 8th, 1998
She was born exactly 40 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on July 8th, 1958.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 8th, 1958.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 8th, 1958 was most likely conceived around October 15th, 1957.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 8th, 1958 is close to March 31st, 1959.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 8th, 1958.

  • A total of 23,155 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,307 weeks have passed.
  • 2,000,595,600 seconds have passed since the July 8th, 1958.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,334,028,200 times.
  • Since July 8th, 1958, the earth has travelled approximately 1,032,307,329,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 333,432,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 172,051,222 steps. That's about 76,467 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,007,147 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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