What Happened on April 18, 1958

Historical Events

Event 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
1958 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Les Pattinson, Britsh rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen - "Heaven Up Here"), born in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
  • Malcolm Marshall, West Indian cricket fast bowler (81 Tests, 376 wickets @ 20.94, BB 7/22; Barbados, Hampshire CCC, Natal), born in Bridgetown, Barbados (d. 1999)
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Gamelin, French Army officer (World War I - First Battle of the Marne; World War II - failure to stop German assault on France), dies at 85
  • Richard B. Goldschmidt, German-American zoologist (butterflies), dies at 80

About April 18, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Magic Moments - Perry Como