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July 8th, 1958.

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

62 years, 11 months and 5 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.

  • Kevin Bacon: Actor.

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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Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Danny Thomas Show", "Wagon Train", "Maverick" and "Casey Jones". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Lassie", "Father Knows Best" and "Captain Kangaroo".

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.

  • 62 years, 11 months and 5 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 62 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.

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.

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

Kid's TV shows on July 8th, 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 July 8th, 1964 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

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

  • July 8th, 1839: John D. Rockefeller (Business magnate) (Deceased)
  • July 8th, 1885: Hugo Boss (Hugo Boss founder) (Deceased)
  • July 8th, 1984: TotalBiscuit (Youtuber) was born exactly 26 years after this date.
  • July 8th, 1991: Virgil van Dijk (Soccer player) was born exactly 33 years after this date.
  • July 8th, 1998: Jaden Smith (Actor) 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.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 22,986 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,283 weeks have passed.
  • 1,985,990,400 seconds have passed since the July 8th, 1958.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,316,988,800 times.
  • Since July 8th, 1958, the earth has travelled approximately 1,024,771,046,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 330,998,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 170,795,174 steps. That's about 75,909 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,831,885 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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