June 1958 in History

Events in History

  • 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 2 Brooks Robinson hits into 1st of record 4 triple plays
  • Jun 4 French premier Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers
  • Jun 6 Ozzie Virgil is 1st black to play as a Tiger
  • Jun 6 French Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French
  • Jun 7 Battles between Turkish & Greeks Cypriots break out
  • 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 13 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster Ca
  • Jun 14 British parachutists lands on Cyprus
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 "Things Fall Apart" by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe published by Heinemann - considered most widely read book in African literature

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • Jun 20 NZ all out 47 v England at Lord's, Laker 4-13, Lock 5-17
  • Jun 21 French franc devalues
  • 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 30 "No Chemise, Please" by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24
  • Jun 30 Dutch government of Drees ends obligatory dismissal of married teachers

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Ahron Bregman, Israeli journalist
  • Jun 5 Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, President of the Comoros
  • Jun 7 Francesca Thyssen, Swiss art collector, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jun 7 Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
  • Jun 9 Donald Michael Santini, Mass, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Jun 12 Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro, Buenos Aires Arg, astronaut
  • Jun 17 Sam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician
  • Jun 21 Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major/cosmonaut (SK: Soyuz TM-28)
  • Jun 24 Victor M Gerena, American security guard robbed $7 million (FBI wanted), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Glen Stewart Godwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 29 Leslie Browne, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in History


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

Deaths in History

  • Jun 4 Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, dies at 79
  • 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 Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1895)
  • Jun 20 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950), dies
  • Jun 26 Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Vocation), dies at 93
  • Jun 26 Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (b. 1888)
  • Jun 28 Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Robin Hood), dies at 77
  • Jun 29 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (b. 1865)