What Happened on June 17, 1958

Historical Events

Historic Publication

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

Event of Interest

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
1958 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Farrelly, American film director (Dumb and Dumber), born in Cumberland, Rhode Island
  • Daniel McVicar, American actor (Clarke-Bold & Beautiful), born in Independence, Missouri
  • Derek Lee Ragin, American countertenor, born in West Point, New York
  • Des Drummond, Jamaican rugby league winner (24 Tests Great Britain, 4 England; Leigh RLFC, Warrington RLFC), born in Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica (d. 2022)
  • Jello Biafra [Eric Reed Boucher], American musician and activist (Dead Kennedys), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Sam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician, born in Damascus, Syria
Born in 1958

About June 17, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Who's Sorry Now - Connie Francis