On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community
  • Paul Osborn's "World of Suzie Wong" premieres in NYC
  • The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas Dolby, Cairo Egypt, rock vocalist (She Blinded Me With Science)

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Mawson, Australian Antarctic explorer (b. 1882)
  • Jean Poveigh, composer, dies at 82