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August 25, 1958

August 25, 1958, was a Monday. It was the 237th day of 1958. The decade was the fifties.

65 years, 6 months, and 8 days have passed since August 25, 1958.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Birthdays

Born on August 25, 1958

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: August 25, 1958

The best-selling single on August 25, 1958 was "Bird Dog" by The Everly Brothers.

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 25, 1958

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Little Star - The Elegants
  • Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volaré) - Domenico Modugno
  • Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers
  • Just A Dream - Jimmy Clanton And His Rockets
  • My True Love - Jack Scott
Play the top singles from 1958
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1958. Take a trip back to the days of Elvis Presley, The Champs, Sheb Wooley and The Everly Brothers.

Facts

This date occurred 23,931 days ago. Approximately 798 months have passed. It was the 237th day of 1958, in week 35. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on August 25, 1958, are now 65 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 266 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to August 25, 1958

Let's go back to the fifties.

The date is August 25, 1958, and it's a Monday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

The summer of 1958 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. Labor Day weekend is a few days away, which means that many Americans are planning barbecues and other social gatherings. In music, the song "Bird Dog" by The Everly Brothers is the best-selling record at the moment.

Dwight David Eisenhower is the President of the United States, and Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Jack Benny Program", "Fury", "Perry Mason", and "Casey Jones". 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. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Father Knows Best", "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "Colonel Bleep", and "Leave It to Beaver". Children are playing with toys such as Foto-Electric Baseball, Toy Guns, Spinning Tops, and BAS-KET Miniature Basketball.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 25, 1958.

  • The Hula Hoop craze.

    The Hula Hoop craze

    The "Hula Hoop" was so heavily marketed in the United States during July 1958 that it quickly became a 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 Time Person of the Year in 1958. De Gaulle had been appointed Prime Minister of France in 1958 after the collapse of the Fourth Republic.
  • Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars

    Tailfins on cars were 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 at the time. Large groups of male students would "raid" the living quarters of their female counterparts and then steal their underwear as proof that the raid had been successful. These raids took place 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

    Women and young girls were wearing wide, unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts." These were solid-colored skirts that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.
  • Greasers.

    Greasers

    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox

    The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts"

    The "DA haircut" was extremely popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed-back hairstyle that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Duck's Ass," which is what many people liked to call the style.
  • Sock hops.

    Sock hops

    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

    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

    Almost everyone had rotary phones in the 1950s. However, the heavier metal dial components were being phased out and replaced with plastic.
  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets

    More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 25, 1958.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around August 25, 1958.

  • July 29, 1958: NASA is formally created.
  • August 7, 1958: US playwright Arthur Miller is cleared of his contempt of Congress conviction.
  • August 14, 1958: 99 people die when KLM Flight 607-E crashes off the coast of Shannon Airport in Ireland.
  • This date: August 25, 1958
  • August 29, 1958:
    • The 1958 Notting Hill race riots begin.
    • Cliff Richard and the Drifters release the hit song "Move It".
  • September 10, 1958: American broadway performer Pearl Eaton is found murdered at her apartment in Manhattan Beach.
  • September 12, 1958: Little Rock Nine: The US Supreme Court forces the Arkansas School Board to begin desegregation.
  • September 15, 1958:
    • The final episode of "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" is aired on CBS.
    • 48 people are killed after a commuter train slides off the open Newark Bay lift bridge in Bayonne, New Jersey.
  • September 20, 1958: African American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is stabbed by a mentally-ill woman at a book signing.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 25, 1958, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • 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: August 25, 1958 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in August 1958

In August 1958, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from August 1958.

Casey Jones
Casey Jones
Maverick
Maverick
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Wagon Train
Wagon Train
Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Fury
Fury
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
Sky King
Sky King
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in August 1958

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

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

Toys in 1958

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 August 25, 1958?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out August 25, 1964, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 25.

Sean Connery

Sean Connery

Actor Deceased
Born on August 25, 1930
He turned 28 on this day in 1958.

Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus

Singer
Born on August 25, 1961
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Crash Holly

Crash Holly

Wrestler Deceased
Born on August 25, 1971
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Kel Mitchell

Kel Mitchell

Actor
Born on August 25, 1978
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson

Actress
Born on August 25, 1981
She was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Actress
Born on August 25, 1987
She was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on August 25:

  • Late Summer Bank Holiday (UK)
USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on August 25, 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

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 25, 1958 was most likely conceived around December 2, 1957.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 25, 1958 is close to May 18, 1959.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about August 25, 1958:

  • 23,931 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,418 weeks have passed.
  • 2,067,642,000 seconds have passed since August 25, 1958.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,412,249,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,066,903,272,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 344,607,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 177,817,212 steps. That's roughly 79,030 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,811,704 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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