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October 20th, 1958.

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.

Birthdays

Born on October 20th, 1958.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: October 20th, 1958

The best-selling single on October 20th, 1958 was "It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards.

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 20th, 1958.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards
  • Rock-in Robin - Bobby Day
  • Topsy II - Cozy Cole
  • Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers
  • It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty
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Take me back to October 20th, 1958!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is October 20th, 1958, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. Halloween of 1958 is quickly approaching. In music, the song "It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards 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 "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke", "Have Gun - Will Travel" and "Wagon Train". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "Colonel Bleep", "The Huckleberry Hound Show" and "The Rifleman". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Play-Doh, Wooly Willy, the Frisbee and the Hula Hoop.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

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 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 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 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.

    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%.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 64 years, 1 months and 10 days have passed since October 20th, 1958.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1958.
  • Leap Year: 1958 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on October 20th, 1958 will be 64 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1958 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to October 20th, 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 2nd, 1958: The first episode of the cartoon series "Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks" is aired on television.
  • October 2nd, 1958: The first episode of the cartoon series "Felix the Cat" is aired on television.
  • 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.
  • This date: October 20th, 1958
  • October 28th, 1958: Pope John XXIII: Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli becomes the new pope.
  • November 17th, 1958: The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) is released.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 20th, 1958, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1958 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 20th, 1958 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 20th, 1958.

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Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in October, 1958.

TV shows from October, 1958.

77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.

Casey Jones
Casey Jones
American Western series starring Alan Hale.

Maverick
Maverick
American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.

Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.

Fury
Fury
American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

Sky King
Sky King
Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

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

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety 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

Kids' TV shows on October 20th, 1958.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1958.

Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks

Felix the Cat
Felix the Cat

Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown

The Rifleman
The Rifleman

The Huckleberry Hound Show
The Huckleberry Hound Show

The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole

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

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

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

Popular toys and games in 1958.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1958.

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 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 you should check out October 20th, 1964 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 20th.

Mickey Mantle

Baseball player. Deceased
Born on October 20th, 1931
He turned 27 on this day in 1958.

Tom Petty

Musician. Deceased
Born on October 20th, 1950
He turned 8 on this day in 1958.

Kamala Harris

US Vice President.
Born on October 20th, 1964
She was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Snoop Dogg

Rapper.
Born on October 20th, 1971
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

John Krasinski

Actor.
Born on October 20th, 1979
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Candice Swanepoel

Actor.
Born on October 20th, 1988
She was born exactly 30 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on October 20th, 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 October 20th, 1958 was most likely conceived around January 27th, 1958.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 20th, 1958 is close to July 13th, 1959.

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Stats for October 20th, 1958

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 20th, 1958.

  • A total of 23,417 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,345 weeks have passed.
  • 2,023,228,800 seconds have passed since the October 20th, 1958.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,360,433,600 times.
  • Since October 20th, 1958, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,043,986,060,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 337,204,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 173,997,677 steps. That's about 77,332 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,278,746 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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