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

  • Jun 4 French Prime Minister Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers
  • 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 Battles between Turkish & Greeks Cypriots break out

Event of Interest

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

Things Fall Apart

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

Event of Interest

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 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

PM Gaston Eyskens

Jun 26 Leading a minority government, Gaston Eyskens is selected Prime Minister of Belgium for the second time

  • 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, Kenyan marathoner, (Boston Marathon-1988, 91, 92), born in Kapsabet, Kenya
  • 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 20 Droupadi Murmu, Indian tribal politician (President of India 2022-), born in Mayurbhanj district, India
  • Jun 20 Mark Milley, American general (Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff 2019-), born in Winchester, Massachusetts
  • 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

Nelson Mandela & Winnie Mandela

Jun 14 Nelson Mandela weds Winnie Madikizela

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

Imre Nagy (1896-1958)

Jun 16 Hungarian communist and Prime Minister of Hungary (1953-56), hanged at 62

  • Jun 20 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950), dies at 55
  • Jun 24 Bonifacius Cornelius de Jonge, Dutch politician (Governor General of the Dutch East Indies 1931-6), dies at 83
  • Jun 26 Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (b. 1888)
  • Jun 26 Martinus Ballings, Belguan Jesuit author (Vocation), dies at 93
  • Jun 28 Alfred Noyes, British poet and essayist (Robin Hood), dies at 77
  • Jun 29 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (Why War), dies at 92