On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1958

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gaston Eyskens becomes Premier of Belgium

Prime Minister of Belgium Gaston Eyskens
Prime Minister of Belgium
Gaston Eyskens
  • Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated
  • Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Andrija ┼átampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (b. 1888)
  • George Orton, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Vocation), dies at 93
1958 Highlights

About June 26, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer