What Happened on April 18, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • Government troops reconquer Padang, Middle-Sumatra Indonesia
  • NL single-game record of 78,682, Giants lose to Dogers 6-5, in LA

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernadette Robi, model/ex-wife of football player Lynn Swann
  • Lee Pattinson, rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
  • Malcolm Marshall, cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker)

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French generalissmo (WW I, WW II), dies at 85
  • Richard B Goldschmidt, German zoologist (butterflies), dies