What Happened on June 26, 1958

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Gaston Eyskens becomes Premier of Belgium

  • Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated
  • Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1958 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Glen Stewart Godwin, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Miami, Florida
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

  • Andrija ┼átampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (b. 1888)
  • George Orton, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • Martinus Ballings, Belguan Jesuit author (Vocation), dies at 93

About June 26, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 9 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: On The Street Where You Live - Vic Damone