On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 57th Women's French Championships: Zsuzsi Kormoczy beats Shirley Bloomer (6-4, 1-6, 6-2)
  • Dick Dale invents "surf music" with "Let's Go Trippin"
  • French Championships Men's Tennis: Mervyn Rose wins his first and only French title; beats Luis Ayala of Chile 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
  • US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Hallberg, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Berwyn, Illinois
  • Kyle Secor, actor (Tim Bayliss-Homicide), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Mkhuseli Jack, South African UDF-leader (consumer boycots)