On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Hendrik Verwoerd appointed Prime Minister of South Africa
  • KAYS TV channel 7 in Hays, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Minn announces $9 million bond issue to improve Metropolitan Stadium
  • National Defense Education Act was signed
  • U.S. Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew lost.