Historical Events in June 1958

  • Jun 1 Belgian christian-democrats win parliamentary election

Election of Interest

Jun 1 Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

  • Jun 1 The Riverside International Raceway in Southern California opens with three 500-mile races in one weekend; Eddie Gray wins the Crown America 500 for NASCAR Grand National cars
  • Jun 2 Alan Freed joins WABC (NYC) radio

Sports History

Jun 2 Brooks Robinson hits into 1st of record 4 triple plays

Baseball Record

Jun 2 Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record

  • Jun 3 Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers
  • Jun 4 French Prime Minister Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers
  • Jun 4 San Francisco Giants Hank Sauer and Bob Schmidt are first in NL history to hit consecutive pinch-hit HRs in 10-9 win over the Milwaukee Braves
  • Jun 6 French Prime Minister Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French
  • Jun 6 Ozzie Virgil is 1st black to play as a Tiger
  • Jun 7 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 7 Battles between Turkish & Greeks Cypriots break out

LPGA Championship

Jun 8 LPGA Championship, Churchill Valley CC: Mickey Wright wins first of 13 major titles by 6 strokes from Fay Crocker

Historic Event

Jun 9 HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

  • Jun 9 Novelty song "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1
  • Jun 11 UN Security council sends observers to Lebanon
  • Jun 12 "Make Me Laugh" TV Game Show last airs on ABC-TV, syndicated 1979

Music History

Jun 13 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California

  • Jun 14 British parachutists lands on Cyprus

US Golf Open

Jun 14 US Open Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: Native Oklahoman Tommy Bolt wins his only major championship, 4 strokes ahead of 22-year old South African Gary Player

  • Jun 16 "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #46
  • Jun 16 Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia

Historic Publication

Jun 17 "Things Fall Apart" by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe published by Heinemann - considered most widely read book in African literature

  • Jun 17 Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy
  • Jun 17 The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day
  • Jun 20 New Zealand all out 47 v England in 2nd Test at Lord's; Jim Laker 4-13, Tony Lock 5-17; England wins by an innings & 148 runs
  • Jun 21 French franc devalues
  • Jun 22 Game in KC between A's & Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado
  • Jun 22 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Kahkwa CC: Patty Berg wins back-to-back WO titles; beats runner-up Beverly Hanson by 4 strokes
  • Jun 23 Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers
  • Jun 23 Foundation Praemium Erasmianum (Erasmus Prize) established
  • Jun 23 US Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2½ years in Little Rock, Arkansas

Album Release

Jun 24 Nina Simone releases her debut jazz album "Little Girl Blue"

Historic Event

Jun 26 Gaston Eyskens becomes Premier of Belgium

  • Jun 26 Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated
  • Jun 26 Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
  • Jun 27 8th Berlin International Film Festival: "Wild Strawberries" wins Golden Bear
  • Jun 27 Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th
  • Jun 27 Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) NY to London
  • Jun 28 American swimmer Nancy Ramey sets world record for 100m butterfly in 1:09.6 in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 28 US Open Women's Golf, Forest Lake CC: Mickey Wright wins 1st of 4 Open titles by 5 from Louise Suggs; 1st player to win Open & LPGA in same year

FIFA World Cup

Jun 29 FIFA World Cup Final, Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden: Vavá & Pelé each score 2 goals as Brazil beats Sweden, 5-2

  • Jun 30 "No Chemise, Please" by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24
  • Jun 30 Dutch government of Drees ends obligatory dismissal of married teachers