June 17, 1958 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"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
  • Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy
  • The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day

Birthdays in History

  • Sam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician