Today in History for June 1958

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 44 of 44

1st - Belgian christian-democrats win parliamentary election
1st - Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France
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
2nd - Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record
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
8th - 4th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
9th - "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1
9th - HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
11th - UN Security council sends observers to Lebanon
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II 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
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise SuggsGolfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs 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

Birthdays 1 - 50 of 50

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, Birmingham Ala, actress (Where the Lilies Bloom)
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, Birmingham MI, LPGA golfer (1989 Mazda Japan Classic)
7th - Christopher Marcantel, Smithtown NY, actor (Chip-Nurse, Loving)
7th - Francesca Thyssen, lugano Switz, baroness
Singer Prince [Roger Nelson]Singer Prince [Roger Nelson] (7th) 7th - Prince [Roger Nelson], American singer-songwriter (1999, Purple Rain) and actor, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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)
12th - Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro, Buenos Aires Arg, astronaut
12th - Rebecca Holden, American actress and singer
14th - Brian David Willis, rock drummer (Quarterflash)
14th - Carina Persson, Stockholm Sweden, playmate (August, 1983)
14th - Eric Heiden, Madison, Wisconsin, US speed skater (5 Olympic gold medals 1980)
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, Birmingham, Michigan, American actor/producer/director (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II)
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

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

Blues Musician B.B. KingBlues Musician B.B. King (4th) 4th - Blues musician B.B. King (32) weds his second wife Sue Hall
14th - Nelson Mandela weds Winnie Madikizela
22nd - NBA forward Elgin Baylor (23) weds Ruby Saunder at Mt Olive Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 19 of 19

4th - M Lichnowsky, 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)

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