On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1958

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.

  • Government troops reconquer Padang, Middle-Sumatra, Indonesia
  • NL single-game record crowd of 78,682 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Dodgers win over San Francisco Giants, 6-5

Famous Birthdays

  • Les Pattinson, Britsh rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen - "Heaven Up Here"), born in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
  • Malcolm Marshall, West Indian cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker), born in Bridgetown, Barbados (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Gamelin, French general (unable to stop the German assault on France, May 1940), dies at 85
  • Maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French general (WW1; WW2), dies at 85
  • Richard B. Goldschmidt, German-American zoologist (butterflies), dies at 80
1958 Highlights

About April 18, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries