Today in History for April 1958

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 37 of 37

1st - KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, CA (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1st - Marshal Nikolai Bulganin becomes director of Soviet State Bank
2nd - Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens
2nd - Wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record)
3rd - "Say, Darling" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 332 performances
3rd - Fidel Castro's rebels attacked Havana
4th - 1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston, England)
4th - Eugene Ionesco's "Tueur sans Gages" premieres in Darmstadt
4th - The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.
5th - Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.
Golfer Arnold PalmerGolfer Arnold Palmer 6th - 22nd Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284
7th - Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at LA Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line
10th - Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco
11th - Brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated (SF)
12th - 12th NBA Championship: St Louis Hawks beat Bost Celtics, 4 games to 2
12th - Flemish Open air museum opens in Bokrijk
13th - 12th Tony Awards: Sunrise at Campobello & Music Man win
13th - Van Cliburn is the first American to win the Chaikovsky Compettion in Moscow.
14th - Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere
Actress Jane WyattActress Jane Wyatt 15th - 10th Emmy Awards: Gunsmoke, Robert Young & Jane Wyatt win
15th - 1st baseball game in California, SF Giants beat LA Dodgers, 8-0
16th - French government of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis
17th - Brussells (Belgium) World Fair opens
18th - Government troops reconquer Padang, Middle-Sumatra Indonesia
18th - NL single-game record of 78,682, Giants lose to Dogers 6-5, in LA
18th - A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.
Poet Ezra PoundPoet Ezra Pound 19th - 62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalic of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54
20th - Buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM
20th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
20th - Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
20th - Morocco demands departure of Spanish troops
23rd - Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game
24th - Lee Walls hits 3 HRS, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2
28th - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
MLB First Baseman Gil HodgesMLB First Baseman Gil Hodges 28th - Vanguard TV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
28th - Vice Pres Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America
30th - Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 63 of 63

1st - Anton Innauer, Austria, 70m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1980)
1st - D. Boon, American musician d. (1985)
3rd - Alec Baldwin, Amityville NY, actor (Joshua-Knots Landing, Beetlejuice)
3rd - Jaya Prada, Indian Actress
4th - Derek Kallicharran, cricket all-rounder (Guyana, USA 1994 ICC Trophy)
4th - Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist
4th - John Wesley Jones, Lawton Ok, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1976)
4th - Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, painter
Actor Alec BaldwinActor Alec Baldwin (3rd) 4th - Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (d. 1990)
5th - Cammie Lusko, Los Angeles California, Guinness' World Strongest Woman
5th - Johan Kriek, South Africa, tennis player (US Indoor 1982)
7th - Alexandra Neil, Boston, actress (Rose-Guiding Light)
7th - Tony Aire, rocker (Adventures-Sea of Love)
9th - Tony Sibson, boxer
10th - Ken Griffy, baseball player (Cin Reds, NY Yanks)
10th - Bob Bell, British engineer
10th - Yefim Bronfman, Russian-born pianist
11th - Sally Clark, Feilding NZ, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-silver-96)
11th - Stuart Adamson, rock vocalist/guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
11th - Brynn Hartman, American murderer (d. 1998)
12th - Tony James, rock bassist (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
12th - Will Sergeant, rock guitarist (Echo & Bunnymen-Killing Moon)
12th - Howard Stableford, English actor and host
13th - Randy Piper, heavy metal rocker (Wasp-Wildchild)
14th - Michael Patrick Hulbert, Elmira NY, PGA golfer (1989 BC Open)
14th - John D'Aquino, American actor
15th - John Bracewell, NZ cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's)
15th - Matt Reid, rock keyboardist (Berlin-Takes Your Breathe Away)
15th - Dolores Gordon-Smith, British Writer
15th - Noni Ιoannidou, Greek fashion model and actress
15th - Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer
16th - Philip Bainbridge, British cricketeer
17th - Sergei Yuriyevich Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut
18th - Bernadette Robi, model/ex-wife of football player Lynn Swann
18th - Lee Pattinson, rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
18th - Malcolm Marshall, cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker)
20th - Viacheslav Fetisov, Moscow, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Detroit)
21st - Andie MacDowell, [Rosali Anderson], SC, actress (Green Card) [or 2/12]
21st - Kyle Stevens, LPGA golfer
21st - Mike Barson, rock keyboardist (Madness)
21st - Michael Zarnock, American author and columnist
21st - Yoshito Usui, Japanese manga artist
22nd - Ashraf Ali, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistani mid-80s)
22nd - Ken Olandt, actor (April Fool's Day, Imposter, Leprechaun)
23rd - Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic music composer
24th - Fernando Luna, Spain, tennis star
24th - Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer
24th - Brian Paddick, British former deputy assistant commissioner and most senior openly gay police officer
LPGA Golfer Christa JohnsonLPGA Golfer Christa Johnson (25th) 25th - Christa Johnson, Arcata California, LPGA golfer (1990 Atlantic City Classic)
25th - Fish, [Derek William Dick], Scottish vocalist (Marillion-Sugar Mice)
25th - Flab, rocker
26th - Giancarlo Esposito, actor (Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of NY)
26th - Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries, racing driver
26th - John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute
26th - Jeffrey Guterman, American mental health counselor
27th - Keith Denunzio, rocker
28th - Hal Evan Sutton, Shreveport LA, PGA golfer (1982 Walt Disney)
28th - Nancy Lee Grahn, actress (Santa Barbara)
29th - Eve Plumb, Burbank, actress (Jan-Brady Bunch, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka)
29th - Michelle Pfeiffer, Midway City California, actress (Married to the Mob)
29th - Simon Edwards, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
29th - Gary Cohen, Baseball broadcaster
30th - Charles Berling, French actor, director and screenwriter

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Film Director Stanley KubrickFilm Director Stanley Kubrick (14th) 14th - Film director Stanley Kubrick (29) weds actress Christiane Harlan (25)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 16 of 16

2nd - Josei Toda, Japanese second president of the Buddhist association Soka Gakkai (b. 1900)
3rd - Theodor Kramer, writer, dies
4th - Hendrik Heyman, Belgian minister of Nijverheid/mayor, dies at 78
4th - Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (b. 1925)
5th - Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole vicar of Denmark, dies at 87
7th - Judge Jackson, composer, dies at 75
7th - Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer, dies at 58
8th - Ethel Turner, Australian author (b. 1872)
10th - Chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30
11th - Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (b. 1875)
15th - Estelle Taylor, dies at 64
Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind FranklinChemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin (16th) 16th - Rosalind Franklin, British chemist (b. 1920)
18th - Maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French generalissmo (WW I, WW II), dies at 85
18th - Richard B Goldschmidt, German zoologist (butterflies), dies
26th - Joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies
26th - Johan N C "Joan" Collette, painter, dies at 68

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