On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1958

Historical Events

  • Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens
  • Wind speed reaches a record 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, Texas

Famous Birthdays

  • Larry Drew, American basketball point guard (Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, LA Clippers, LA Lakers) and coach (Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Stefano Bettarello, Italian rugby union fly-half (55 caps, 483 points; Rovigo, Benetton Treviso), born in Rovigo, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Josei Toda, Japanese second president of the Buddhist association Soka Gakkai (b. 1900)
1958 Highlights

About April 2, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries