What Happened on June 17, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

"Things Fall Apart" by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe published by Heinemann - considered most widely read book in African literature

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy
  • The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Farrelly, American film director
  • Dan McVicar, actor (Clarke-Bold & Beautiful), born in Independence, Missouri
  • Derek Lee Ragin, American countertenor
  • Jello Biafra [Eric Reed Boucher], American musician and activist (Dead Kennedys), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Sam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician