Explore

Wednesday 20 August 1958

1958-08-20

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) by Domenico Modugno. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. while Anatomy Of A Murder by Robert Traver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Or have a look at the whole 1958.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

Have a look at the old newspapers from 20 August 1958 and get them!

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Fly

Directed by: Kurt Neumann

Starring: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price

Country: United States

More info

King Creole

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau

Country: United States

More info

Curse of the Demon

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis

Country: United States

More info

The Bravados

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd

Country: United States

More info

The Vikings

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine

Country: United States

More info

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Concentration

Starring: Hugh Downs, Bob Clayton

Country: United States

Frontier Justice

Starring: Lew Ayres, Melvyn Douglas, Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

Buckskin

Written by: Harold Swanton

Starring: Tom Nolan, Sally Brophy, Mike Road

Country: United States

Jefferson Drum

Starring: Jeff Richards, Eugene Mazzola, Cyril Delevanti, Robert Stevenson

Country: United States

Stahlnetz

Starring: Gerda-Maria Jürgens, Heinz Engelmann, Karl-Heinz Gerdesmann, Kurt Klopsch

Find out your future

Find out your future

Get a FREE Numerology report based on the digits of 20 August 1958!

GET YOUR FREE NUMEROLOGY REPORT NOW

Wish him/her..

Send your special wishes with this personalized page

Send him/her your special wishes with this personalized page

Click here for a personalized message

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1958 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 20 August
Facts:
  • Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st lefty catcher since 1906
  • Detroit Tigers' Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0.
  • Dale Long becomes first major league lefty catcher in 52 years.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Don't miss our monthly news, no spam guarantee

Click here to Subscribe

Make this date unforgettable

Make this date unforgettable

Have a look at our special collection of personalized gifts

Look at our personalized gifts

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD cards from 20 August 1958 to enjoy the time of your life

See our collection

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1958?

  • Life: Anne Franks fate
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jack Paar -- Aug. 18, 1958
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7577

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

By Love Possessed

By: James Gould Cozzens

During forty-nine hours in the life of Arthur Winner, the leading lawyer in a small Pennsylvania town in the 1950's, By Love Possessed portrays all the myriad aspects of love.

More info

Below The Salt

By: Thomas B. Costain

A vivid and violent tale of England and Europe and the signing of the magna charta, by the author of "the silver chalice" and "the black rose". England's

More info

On The Beach

By: Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive ...

More info

The Sound Of Thunder

By: Taylor Caldwell

PB

More info

Remember when

Remember when

Birthday and personalized Football books

Discover our birthday books

Tell the world why 20 August 1958 is such a special date for you!