What Happened in June 1958

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Belgian christian-democrats win parliamentary election

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 1 Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Jun 1 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Gatlinburg Golf Open
  • Jun 2 Alan Freed joins WABC (NYC) radio
  • Jun 2 Brooks Robinson hits into 1st of record 4 triple plays

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 2 Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Jun 3 Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers
  • Jun 4 French premier Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers
  • Jun 4 SF Giants Hank Sauer & B Schmidt are 2nd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Jun 6 Ozzie Virgil is 1st black to play as a Tiger
  • Jun 6 Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French
  • Jun 7 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 7 Battles between Turkish & Greeks Cypriots break out

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 8 4th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jun 9 "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Jun 11 UN Security council sends observers to Lebanon
  • Jun 12 "Make Me Laugh" TV Game Show last airs on ABC-TV, syndicated 1979
  • Jun 13 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster Ca
  • Jun 14 58th US Golf Open: Tommy Bolt shoots a 283 at Southern Hills in Tulsa
  • Jun 14 British parachutists lands on Cyprus
  • Jun 15 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jun 16 "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #46
  • Jun 16 Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia
  • Jun 17 Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy
  • Jun 17 The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day
  • Jun 20 NZ all out 47 v England at Lord's, Laker 4-13, Lock 5-17
  • Jun 21 French franc devalues
  • Jun 22 Game in KC between A's & Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado
  • Jun 22 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Jun 23 Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers
  • Jun 23 US Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2½ years in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jun 23 Foundation Praemium Erasmianum (Erasmus Prize) established
  • Jun 26 Gaston Eyskens becomes Premier of Belgium
  • Jun 26 Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated
  • Jun 26 Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
  • Jun 27 Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th
  • Jun 27 Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) NY to London
  • Jun 27 8th Berlin International Film Festival: "Wild Strawberries" wins Golden Bear
  • Jun 28 Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
  • Jun 28 Nancy Ramey swims world record 100m (1:09.6)
  • Jun 29 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 in football's 6th World Cup in Stockholm
  • Jun 30 "No Chemise, Please" by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24
  • Jun 30 Dutch government of Drees ends obligatory dismissal of married teachers

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Cathy Hearn, slalom kayak (Olympics-7th-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 1 Ahron Bregman, Israeli journalist
  • Jun 2 Lex Lugar, [Larry Pfohl], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 3 Ann Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1985 R/U NSW Open)
  • Jun 3 Ibrahim Hussein, marathoner, (Boston Marathon-1988, 91, 92)
  • Jun 3 Scott Valentine, actor (Nick-Family Ties, My Demon Lover)
  • Jun 4 Julie Gholson, actress (Where the Lilies Bloom), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 4 Tony Pigott, cricketer (England pace bowler in a Test v NZ 1984)
  • Jun 5 Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, President of the Comoros
  • Jun 6 Elaine Crosby, LPGA golfer (1989 Mazda Japan Classic), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Jun 7 Christopher Marcantel, Smithtown NY, actor (Chip-Nurse, Loving)
  • Jun 7 Francesca Thyssen, lugano Switz, baroness

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 7 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American singer-songwriter and musician (1999, Purple Rain), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)

  • Jun 7 Phillipe Boccara, Le Mans France, US sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 7 Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
  • Jun 8 Keenan Ivory Wayans, comedian (In Living Color), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 8 Stan Brock, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jun 9 Donald Michael Santini, Mass, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Jun 11 Deborah Vidal, Ponce Puerto Rico, LPGA golfer (1994 Oldsmobile-19th)
  • Jun 11 Kevin Wilkinson, English drummer (The Waterboys), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 1999)
  • Jun 12 Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro, Buenos Aires Arg, astronaut
  • Jun 12 Rebecca Holden, American actress and singer (Knight Rider), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 14 Brian David Willis, rock drummer (Quarterflash)
  • Jun 14 Carina Persson, playmate (August, 1983), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jun 14 Eric Heiden, US speed skater (5 Olympic gold medals 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jun 15 Wade Boggs, Nebraska, Red Sox/Yank 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88)
  • Jun 16 Jóhannes Helgason, Icelandic guitarist (Þeyr)
  • Jun 16 Ulrike Tauber, East German swimmer
  • Jun 17 Dan McVicar, Independence Mo, actor (Clarke-Bold & Beautiful)
  • Jun 17 Jello Biafra, American musician and activist
  • Jun 17 Bobby Farrelly, American film director
  • Jun 17 Sam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician
  • Jun 17 Derek Lee Ragin, American countertenor
  • Jun 18 Daniels Koran, saxophonist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • Jun 20 Chuck Wagner, Nashville Tn, actor (Automan)
  • Jun 20 Dickie Thon, baseball player
  • Jun 20 Ron Hornaday, American racecar driver
  • Jun 20 Kelly Johnson [Bernadette], Edmonton, London, guitarist (Girlschool), (d. 2007)
  • Jun 21 Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major/cosmonaut (SK: Soyuz TM-28)
  • Jun 22 Bruce Campbell, American actor/producer/director (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Jun 24 Victor M Gerena, security guard robbed $7 million (FBI wanted), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 Debbie Green, South Korea, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • Jun 26 Glen Stewart Godwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 27 Jeffrey Lee Pierce, singer/songwriter (Gun Club)
  • Jun 27 Robert Newman, actor (Joshua Lewis-Guiding Light), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 27 Magnus Lindberg, Finnish composer
  • Jun 28 Sergei Shakrai, USSR, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • Jun 29 Leslie Browne, ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 29 Richard Mettee, horse trainer
  • Jun 29 Rosa Mota, Portuguese athlete
  • Jun 30 Esa-Pekka Salonen, Helsinki Finland, conductor (Giro)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Blues musician B.B. King (32) weds his second wife Sue Hall

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14 Nelson Mandela weds Winnie Madikizela

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 22 NBA forward Elgin Baylor (23) weds Ruby Saunder at Mt Olive Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 4 Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, dies at 79
  • Jun 6 Lily Theresa Strickland, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 7 Roger Hartigan, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust in 1908), dies
  • Jun 9 Robert Donat, actor (Citadel, Goodbye Mr Chips, 39 Steps), dies at 53
  • Jun 10 Angelina Weld Grimke, American journalist (b. 1880)
  • Jun 13 Edwin Keppel Bennett, British writer (b. 1887)
  • Jun 15 Francois de Vries, economist, dies at 74
  • Jun 16 Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia, composer, dies at 45
  • Jun 16 Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1895)
  • Jun 18 Douglas Jardine, cricketer (22 Tests for England), dies
  • Jun 20 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950), dies
  • Jun 23 Edvard Armas Jarnefeldt, composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 26 Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Vocation), dies at 93
  • Jun 26 George Orton, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • Jun 26 Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (b. 1888)
  • Jun 27 Robert Greig, actor (Devil Doll, Indian Love Call), dies at 78
  • Jun 28 Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Robin Hood), dies at 77
  • Jun 28 George Gunn, cricketer (15 Tests for England), dies at 50
  • Jun 29 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (b. 1865)