On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest ever non-nuclear controlled explosions

Famous Birthdays

  • Cammie Lusko, Guinness' World Strongest Woman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Johan Kriek, South African-American, tennis player (US Indoor 1982), born in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Josef Brems, Flemish apostole (vicar of Denmark), dies at 87