What Happened on June 7, 1958

Historical Events

  • 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2

Music History

American songwriter and impresario Berry Gordy Jr. founds Tamla Records, precursor to Motown Records, in Detroit, Michigan

  • Battles between Turkish & Greeks Cypriots break out
1958 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Marcantel, actor (Chip-Nurse, Loving), born in Smithtown, New York
  • Francesca Thyssen, Swiss art collector, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Philippe Boccara, American kayaker (Olympics silver 1996; World C'ship gold 1985, 87, 90-91), born in Le Mans, France

Prince Rogers NelsonPrince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016)

American funk, rock, R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("1999"; "Purple Rain"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

  • Roger Hartigan, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust in 1908), dies

About June 7, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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