On This Day

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"

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Phil Mead, English cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI), dies at 71
1958 Highlights

About March 26, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

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