What Happened in April 1958

Historical Events

  • 1st KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, CA (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1st Marshal Nikolai Bulganin becomes director of Soviet State Bank
  • 2nd Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens
  • 2nd Wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record)
  • 3rd "Say, Darling" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 332 performances

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3rd Fidel Castro's rebels attacked Havana

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 4th 1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston, England)
  • 4th Eugene Ionesco's "Tueur sans Gages" premieres in Darmstadt
  • 4th The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.
  • 5th Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.

Sport awardGolf Major

6th 22nd Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284

  • 7th Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at LA Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line
  • 10th Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco
  • 11th Brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated (SF)
  • 12th 12th NBA Championship: St Louis Hawks beat Bost Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • 12th Flemish Open air museum opens in Bokrijk
  • 13th 12th Tony Awards: Sunrise at Campobello & Music Man win
  • 13th Van Cliburn is the first American to win the Chaikovsky Compettion in Moscow.
  • 14th Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

15th 10th Emmy Awards: Gunsmoke, Robert Young & Jane Wyatt win

Actress Jane Wyatt
Jane Wyatt
  • 15th 1st baseball game in California, SF Giants beat LA Dodgers, 8-0
  • 16th French government of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis
  • 16th 5th National Film Awards (India): "Do Aankhen Barah Haath" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 17th Brussells (Belgium) World Fair opens
  • 18th Government troops reconquer Padang, Middle-Sumatra Indonesia
  • 18th NL single-game record of 78,682, Giants lose to Dogers 6-5, in LA

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18th A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.

  • 19th 62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalic of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54
  • 20th Buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM
  • 20th Louise Suggs wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • 20th Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 20th Morocco demands departure of Spanish troops

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23rd Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 24th Lee Walls hits 3 HRs, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2
  • 28th Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • 28th Vanguard TV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

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28th US Vice President Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

30th Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Anton Innauer, Austria, 70m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1st D. Boon, American musician d. (1985)

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3rd Alec Baldwin, actor (Joshua-Knots Landing, Beetlejuice), born in Amityville, New York

  • 3rd Jaya Prada, Indian Actress
  • 4th Derek Kallicharran, cricket all-rounder (Guyana, USA 1994 ICC Trophy)
  • 4th Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist
  • 4th John Wesley Jones, Lawton Ok, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 4th Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (d. 1990)
  • 5th Cammie Lusko, Guinness' World Strongest Woman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 5th Johan Kriek, South Africa, tennis player (US Indoor 1982)
  • 7th Alexandra Neil, actress (Rose-Guiding Light), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 7th Tony Aire, rocker (Adventures-Sea of Love)
  • 9th Tony Sibson, English boxer, born in Leicester
  • 10th Ken Griffy, baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yanks)
  • 10th Bob Bell, British engineer
  • 10th Yefim Bronfman, Russian-born pianist
  • 11th Sally Clark, Feilding NZ, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 11th Stuart Adamson, rock vocalist/guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • 11th Brynn Hartman, American murderer (d. 1998)
  • 12th Tony James, rock bassist (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • 12th Will Sergeant, rock guitarist (Echo & Bunnymen-Killing Moon)
  • 12th Howard Stableford, English actor and host
  • 13th Randy Piper, heavy metal rocker (Wasp-Wildchild)
  • 14th Michael Patrick Hulbert, Elmira NY, PGA golfer (1989 BC Open)
  • 14th John D'Aquino, American actor
  • 15th John Bracewell, NZ cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's)
  • 15th Matt Reid, rock keyboardist (Berlin-Takes Your Breathe Away)
  • 15th Dolores Gordon-Smith, British Writer
  • 15th Noni Ιoannidou, Greek fashion model and actress
  • 15th Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer
  • 16th Philip Bainbridge, British cricketeer
  • 17th Sergei Yuriyevich Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut
  • 18th Bernadette Robi, model/ex-wife of football player Lynn Swann
  • 18th Lee Pattinson, rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
  • 18th Malcolm Marshall, cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker)
  • 20th Viacheslav Fetisov, Moscow, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Detroit)
  • 21st Andie MacDowell, [Rosali Anderson], SC, actress (Green Card) [or 2/12]
  • 21st Kyle Stevens, LPGA golfer
  • 21st Mike Barson, rock keyboardist (Madness)
  • 21st Michael Zarnock, American author and columnist
  • 21st Yoshito Usui, Japanese manga artist
  • 22nd Ashraf Ali, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistani mid-80s)
  • 22nd Ken Olandt, actor (April Fool's Day, Imposter, Leprechaun)
  • 23rd Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic music composer
  • 24th Fernando Luna, Spain, tennis star
  • 24th Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer
  • 24th Brian Paddick, British former deputy assistant commissioner and most senior openly gay police officer

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25th Christa Johnson, American LPGA golfer (1990 Atlantic City Classic), born in Arcata, California

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • 25th Fish, [Derek William Dick], Scottish vocalist (Marillion-Sugar Mice)
  • 26th Giancarlo Esposito, actor (Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of NY)
  • 26th Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries, racing driver
  • 26th John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute
  • 26th Jeffrey Guterman, American mental health counselor
  • 27th Keith Denunzio, rocker
  • 28th Hal Evan Sutton, PGA golfer (1982 Walt Disney), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 28th Nancy Lee Grahn, actress (Santa Barbara)
  • 29th Eve Plumb, actress (Jan-Brady Bunch, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka), born in Burbank, California
  • 29th Michelle Pfeiffer, Midway City California, actress (Married to the Mob)
  • 29th Simon Edwards, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • 29th Gary Cohen, Baseball broadcaster
  • 30th Charles Berling, French actor, director and screenwriter

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

14th Film director Stanley Kubrick (29) weds actress Christiane Harlan (25)

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick

Famous Deaths

  • 2nd Josei Toda, Japanese second president of the Buddhist association Soka Gakkai (b. 1900)
  • 3rd Theodor Kramer, writer, dies
  • 4th Hendrik Heyman, Belgian minister of Nijverheid/mayor, dies at 78
  • 4th Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (b. 1925)
  • 5th Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole vicar of Denmark, dies at 87
  • 7th Judge Jackson, composer, dies at 75
  • 7th Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer, dies at 58
  • 8th Ethel Turner, Australian author (b. 1872)
  • 10th Chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30
  • 11th Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (b. 1875)
  • 15th Estelle Taylor, dies at 64

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16th Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, dies of ovarian cancer at 37

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • 18th Maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French generalissmo (WW I, WW II), dies at 85
  • 18th Richard B Goldschmidt, German zoologist (butterflies), dies
  • 26th Joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies
  • 26th Johan N C "Joan" Collette, painter, dies at 68