Monday, April 6, 2009

APRIL 1958

April 1 - The BBC Radiophonic Workshop is established.
April 3 - Castro's revolutionary army begins its attacks on Havana.
April 4 - April 7 - In the first protest march for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament from Hyde Park, London to Aldermaston, Berkshire, demonstrators demand the banning of nuclear weapons.
April 4 - Cheryl Crane, daughter of actress Lana Turner, fatally stabs her mother's gangster lover Johnny Stompanato (the stabbing is eventually ruled as self-defense).
April 6 - Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari divorces the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi after she is unable to produce any children.
April 14 - The satellite Sputnik 2 disintegrates in space after several orbits.
April 14 - Van Cliburn wins the Tchaikovsky International Competition for pianists in Moscow, breaking Cold War tensions.
April 15 - The San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-0 at San Francisco's Seals Stadium, in the first Major League Baseball regular season game ever played in California.
April 17 - King Baudouin of Belgium officially opens the World Fair in Brussels, also known as Expo '58.


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