On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston, England)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cheryl Crane aged 14, daughter of actress Lana Turner, stabs to death organized crime figure Johnny Stompanato, her mother's boyfriend, in self-defence. The crime was later ruled a "justifiable homicide"

Actress Lana Turner
Lana Turner
  • Eugene Ionesco's "Tueur sans Gages" premieres in Darmstadt
  • The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1990)
  • Derek Kallicharran, cricket all-rounder (Guyana, USA 1994 ICC Trophy), born in Berbice, Guyana
  • Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist
  • John Wesley Jones, American sprinter, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1976), born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Lam Jones, American athlete, NFL receiver (Olympic gold 4 x 100m relay 1976; NY Jets), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Hendrik Heyman, Belgian minister of Nijverheid/mayor, dies at 78
  • Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure and abusive partner of actress Lana Turner, stabbed to death by Turner's daughter in self-defence at 32