What Happened in June 1958

Historical Events

  • 1st Belgian christian-democrats win parliamentary election

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1st Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

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

Sport awardGolf Major

8th 4th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

4th 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

14th 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

22nd 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

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