August 5th (1958) was a Tuesday. It's the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 148 days left to the end of the year.
Historical Events for 5th August, 1958
» Herbert Hoover eclipses John Adams as having the longest retirement of any former U.S President until that time. Hoover would live another six years, his record 31 years 7 months 16 days retirement has since been eclipsed by Jimmy Carter.
August 5th Holidays in History
» Bhagat Puran Singh known as Barsi Bhagat Puran Singh (Sikhism)
» Christian Calendar of saints known as Feast Day:
» Abel of Reims
» Thaddeus of Edessa or Addai
» Saint Afra known as Afra
» Albrecht Dürer, Matthias Grünewald, and Lucas Cranach the Elder (Episcopal Church (USA))
» Cassian of Autun
» Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major (Catholic Church)
» Saint Memmius called Memnius
» Oswald of Northumbria
» August 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
» List of national independence days known as Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Burkina Faso from France in 1960.