October 20th, 1958, was a Monday. It was day 293 of 1958. The decade was the Fifties.
64 years, 1 months and 10 days have passed since October 20th, 1958.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.
People who were born on this exact date.
The best-selling single on October 20th, 1958 was "It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on October 20th, 1958.
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.
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.
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 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 was a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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Notable events that happened close to October 20th, 1958.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in October, 1958.
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.
American Western series starring Alan Hale.
American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
Legal drama series.
American western series.
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.
American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
Western drama series.
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy 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
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1958.
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
Felix the Cat
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
The Huckleberry Hound Show
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Ruff and Reddy Show
Leave It to Beaver
The Woody Woodpecker Show
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
The Mickey Mouse Club
Father Knows Best
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1958.
The Hula Hoop
Metal House robots
Matchbox toy cars
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
Tiny Tears (doll)
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 20th.
Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on October 20th, 1958.
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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