On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1958

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
Actress
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
  • Lam Jones, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m relay 1976) and NFL wide receiver (NY Jets 1980-86), 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
1958 Highlights

About April 4, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries