On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 1958

Historical Events

  • French settlers riot against French army in Algeria
  • Jordan & Iraq form Arab Federation
  • Pierre Pflimlin forms French government

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Stan Musial is 8th to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

VenezuelaNixon Attacked in Venezuela

The motorcade carrying US Vice President Richard Nixon is attacked in Caracas, Venezuela; several of Nixon's staff are injured

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The car of US Vice President Richard Nixon is attacked by a mob during a visit to Venezuela in 1958
The car of US Vice President Richard Nixon is attacked by a mob during a visit to Venezuela in 1958
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  • The trade mark Velcro is registered

Famous Birthdays

  • Frances Barber, Wolverhampton England, actress (Castaway)
1958 Highlights

About May 13, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus