On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1958

Historical Events

  • 5th National Film Awards (India): "Do Aankhen Barah Haath" wins the Golden Lotus
  • French government of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis

Famous Birthdays

  • Philip Bainbridge, British cricketer, born in Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent

Famous Deaths


Person of interestRosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, dies of ovarian cancer at 37

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin

1958 Highlights

About April 16, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries