Historical Events on October 23rd, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • De Gaulle offers Algerians defiance "peace of the brave"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • The Springhill Mine Bump - underground earthquake traps 174 miners in No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, deepest coal mine in North America. By 1st November rescuers had dug out 100 victims, with death toll at 74.
  • USSR lends money to UAR to build Aswan High Dam