August 16th, 1958

August 16th, 1958, fell on a Saturday. It was day 228 of 1958. The decade was the 1950s.

62 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since August 16th, 1958.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Madonna: Singer.


Top song: August 16th, 1958

The best-selling single on this exact date.

  • The most popular song on August 16th, 1958 was "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 16th, 1958 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In music, the song "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson 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 Ed Sullivan Show", "You Bet Your Life", "The Danny Thomas Show" and "Have Gun - Will Travel". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Captain Kangaroo", "Mighty Mouse Playhouse" and "Heckle and Jeckle".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 16th, 1958.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 62 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since August 16th, 1958.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1958.
  • Leap Year: 1958 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 16th, 1958, will be 62 years of age.
  • People born in 1958 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 16th, 1958:

  • July 29th, 1958: NASA is formally created.
  • August 7th, 1958: US playwright Arthur Miller is cleared of his contempt of Congress conviction.
  • August 14th, 1958: 99 people die when KLM Flight 607-E crashes off the coast of Shannon Airport in Ireland.
  • This date: August 16th, 1958
  • August 29th, 1958: The 1958 Notting Hill race riots begin.
  • September 10th, 1958: American broadway performer Pearl Eaton is found murdered at her apartment in Manhattan Beach.
  • September 15th, 1958: The final episode of "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" is aired on CBS.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 16th, 1958, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1958 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 16th, 1958 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

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

1958 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 16th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on August 16th, 1958?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 16th, 1958?

  • Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 16th, 1958 was probably conceived around the 6th of November, 1957. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 16th, 1958 is the 26th of May, 1959. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 16th, 1958.

  • 22,894 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,978,041,600 seconds have passed since the August 16th, 1958.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,307,715,200 times.
  • Since August 16th, 1958, earth has travelled approximately 1,020,669,465,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 329,673,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 170,111,578 steps. That's about 75,605 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,736,499 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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