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September 15th, 1958.

September 15th, 1958, was a Monday. It was day 258 of 1958. The decade was the 1950s.

63 years and 2 days have passed since September 15th, 1958.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on September 15th, 1958?

  • 48 people are killed after a commuter train slides off the open Newark Bay lift bridge in Bayonne, New Jersey.
  • The final episode of "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" is aired on CBS.

Top song: September 15th, 1958

The best-selling single on September 15th, 1958 was "Volare (Nel blu dipinto di blu)" by Domenico Modugno.

Play the top hits from 1958.
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Take me back to September 15th, 1958!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 15th, 1958 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.

The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In music, the song "Volare (Nel blu dipinto di blu)" by Domenico Modugno 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", "You Bet Your Life", "Gunsmoke" and "Perry Mason".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Lassie", "Heckle and Jeckle" and "The Woody Woodpecker Show".

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 September 15th, 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 and 2 days have passed since September 15th, 1958.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 38 of 1958.
  • Leap Year: 1958 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 15th, 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 September 15th, 1958.

  • August 29th, 1958: The 1958 Notting Hill race riots begin.
  • August 29th, 1958: Cliff Richard and the Drifters release the hit song "Move It".
  • September 10th, 1958: American broadway performer Pearl Eaton is found murdered at her apartment in Manhattan Beach.
  • September 12th, 1958: Little Rock Nine: The US Supreme Court forces the Arkansas School Board to begin desegregation.
  • This date: September 15th, 1958
  • September 20th, 1958: African American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is stabbed by a mentally-ill woman at a book signing.
  • October 4th, 1958: French Prime Minister Charles de Gaulle establishes the Fifth Republic.
  • October 9th, 1958: Baseball: The New York Yankees defeat the Milwaukee Braves by 4-3 to win the 1958 World Series.
  • October 9th, 1958: Pope Pius XII passes away.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 15th, 1958, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • 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: September 15th, 1958 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

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.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on September 15th, 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 September 15th, 1964 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on September 15th.

Marco Polo

Merchant traveller. Deceased
Born on September 15th, 1254
He was not alive on this date.

Tom Hardy

Actor.
Born on September 15th, 1977
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Prince Harry

English prince.
Born on September 15th, 1984
He was born exactly 26 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on September 15th, 1958.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 15th, 1958.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 15th, 1958 was most likely conceived around the 6th of December, 1957.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 15th, 1958 is close to the 25th of June, 1959.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 15th, 1958.

  • A total of 23,013 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,287 weeks have passed.
  • 1,988,323,200 seconds have passed since the September 15th, 1958.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,319,710,400 times.
  • Since September 15th, 1958, the earth has travelled approximately 1,025,974,771,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 331,387,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 170,995,795 steps. That's about 75,998 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,859,878 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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