On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1958

Historical Events

  • General Abdul K Kassem forms a military government in Iraq overthrowing the monarchy

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes his 39th and last encyclical Meminisse juvat

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Hegerty, English TV quiz show host (The Chaser), born in London, England
  • Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist.

Famous Deaths

  • 'Abd al-Ilah, crown prince of Iraq, assassinated at Baghdad during the revolution at 44
  • Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58), son of Ghasi I, assassinated during the revolution at Baghdad at 23
  • Franciscus J. Feron, vicaris-general of Roermond, dies at 62
  • René Guillou, French organist and composer (L'Autre mère), dies at 55
1958 Highlights

About July 14, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer