What Happened on July 14, 1958

Historical Events

  • Iraqi Army brigadier Abd al-Karim Qasim forms a military government after overthrowing the Iraqi monarchy in the 14 July Revolution

Catholic Encyclical

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Hegerty, British TV quiz show host (The Chaser), born in London, England
  • Joe Keenan, American Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, television producer (Fraiser), playwright (The Times), and novelist (Putting On The Ritz), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Born in 1958

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

About July 14, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: All I Have To Do Is Dream/Claudette - Everly Brothers