Historical Events in April 1958

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

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Apr 3 Fidel Castro's rebels attacked Havana

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Apr 4 1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston, England)
  • Apr 4 Eugene Ionesco's "Tueur sans Gages" premieres in Darmstadt
  • Apr 4 The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.
  • Apr 5 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

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

  • Apr 7 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
  • Apr 10 Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco
  • Apr 11 Brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated (SF)
  • Apr 12 12th NBA Championship: St Louis Hawks beat Bost Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 12 Flemish Open air museum opens in Bokrijk
  • Apr 13 12th Tony Awards: Sunrise at Campobello & Music Man win
  • Apr 13 Van Cliburn is the first American to win the Chaikovsky Compettion in Moscow.
  • Apr 14 Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Apr 28 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

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

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams