On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday

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 of 78,682, Giants lose to Dogers 6-5, in LA

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Gamelin, French Army general (unable to stop the German assault on France (May 1940)), dies at 85
  • Maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French generalissmo (WW I, WW II), dies at 85
  • Richard B Goldschmidt, German-American zoologist (butterflies), dies at 80