On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1958

Historical Events

  • Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 with space dog Laika aboard burns up during reentry into Earth's atmosphere

Famous Birthdays

  • John D'Aquino, American actor (seaQuest DSV), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mike Hulbert, American golfer, broadcaster (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Elmira, New York
  • Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor (12th Doctor in Doctor Who, The Thick of It), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Film director Stanley Kubrick (29) weds actress Christiane Harlan (25)

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick

1958 Highlights

About April 14, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries