What Happened on March 26, 1958

Historical Events

The Bridge on the River Kwai

30th Academy Awards-"The Bridge on the River Kwai" wins Best Picture, Joanne Woodward & Alec Guinness win Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively

  • The African Regroupment Party (PRA) is launched at a meeting in Paris
  • US Army launches America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"
1958 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Codiroli, American baseballer, born in Oxnard, California
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

  • Phil Mead, English cricket batsman (17 Tests, 4 x 100, HS 182no; Hampshire CCC, MCC, Suffolk CCC), dies at 71

About March 26, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Magic Moments - Perry Como