On This Day

June 1958 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Belgian christian-democrats win parliamentary election

Election of Interest

Jun 1 Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

Historic Event

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

  • Jun 11 UN Security council sends observers to Lebanon
  • Jun 14 British parachutists lands on Cyprus
  • Jun 16 Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia
  • 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

Historic Publication

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

  • 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 23 Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers
  • Jun 23 US Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2½ years in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jun 23 Foundation Praemium Erasmianum (Erasmus Prize) established

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 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 30 Dutch government of Drees ends obligatory dismissal of married teachers

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Ahron Bregman, Israeli journalist
  • Jun 3 Ibrahim Hussein, marathoner, (Boston Marathon-1988, 91, 92)
  • Jun 5 Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, President of the Comoros, born in Mutsamudu, Comoros
  • Jun 5 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Thai businessman, sports team owner (Leicester City FC), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 2018)
  • Jun 7 Francesca Thyssen, Swiss art collector, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jun 7 Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
  • Jun 12 Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro, Argentine-American astronaut, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jun 17 Sam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician, born in Damascus, Syria
  • Jun 21 Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major and cosmonaut (SK: Soyuz TM-28)
  • Jun 24 Victor M Gerena, American security guard robbed $7 million (FBI wanted), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Glen Stewart Godwin, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Miami, Florida

Weddings in History

Andrew Grove

Jun 8 Author and a pioneer in the semiconductor industry Andrew Grove (21) weds Eva Kastan


Deaths in History

  • Jun 4 Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, dies at 79
  • Jun 10 Angelina Weld Grimke, American journalist, teacher and playwright (Harlem Renaissance), dies at 78
  • Jun 12 Marinus van Meel, Dutch aviator and aircraft manufacturer, dies at 77
  • Jun 13 Edwin Keppel Bennett, English writer (Built in Jerusalem’s Wall: A Book in praise of Jerusalem), dies at 70
  • Jun 15 François de Vries, Dutch economist, dies at 74
  • Jun 16 Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary (1953-56), dies at 62
  • Jun 20 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950), dies at 55
  • Jun 26 Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Vocation), dies at 93
  • Jun 26 Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (b. 1888)
  • Jun 28 Alfred Noyes, British poet and essayist (Robin Hood), dies at 77
  • Jun 29 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (Why War), dies at 92