On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1958

Historical Events

Film ReleaseThe 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

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The Bridge on the River Kwai movie poster
The Bridge on the River Kwai movie poster
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  • The African Regroupment Party (PRA) is launched at a meeting in Paris.
  • US Army launched America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Codiroli, American baseballer

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? 62 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries