April 1958 calendar

April 1958

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1958.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1958: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1958?


  • 01 Apr 1958 KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, CA (NBC / ABC / CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Apr 1958 Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens.
  • 03 Apr 1958 Say, Darling opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 332 performances
  • 04 Apr 1958 The CND peace symbol is displayed in public for the first time in London.
  • 05 Apr 1958 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.
  • 06 Apr 1958 Arnold Palmer wins first major golf tournament-the Masters.
  • 10 Apr 1958 Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco.
  • 11 Apr 1958 Brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated
  • 12 Apr 1958 Flemish Open air museum opens in Bokrijk
  • 13 Apr 1958 12th Tony Awards: Sunrise at Campobello and Music Man win.
  • 14 Apr 1958 Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere
  • 15 Apr 1958 10th Emmy Awards: Gunsmoke, Robert Young and Jane Wyatt
  • 16 Apr 1958 22nd Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284.
  • 18 Apr 1958 NL single-game record of 78,682, Giants lose to Dogers 6-5, in Los Angeles
  • 19 Apr 1958 62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalic of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54.
  • 20 Apr 1958 Buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM
  • 21 Apr 1958 United Airlines Flight 736 is involved in a mid-air collision with a U.S. Air Force F-100F-5-NA Super Sabre jet fighter near Las Vegas, Nevada. All 49 persons in both aircraft are killed.
  • 23 Apr 1958 Gil Hodges hits his 300th homerun and Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game.
  • 24 Apr 1958 Lee Walls hits three homeruns, as Chicago Cubs beat Los Angeles Dodgers 15-2.
  • 26 Apr 1958 Final run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City after 68 years, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
  • 28 Apr 1958 Vanguard TV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed).
  • 30 Apr 1958 Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits.
  • 06 Apr 1958 Capital Airlines Flight 67 crashes into Saginaw Bay near Freeland, Michigan, killing 47.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1958?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Tequila
  2. - Twilight Time
  3. - Witch Doctor
  4. - Lollipop
  5. - Sweet Little Sixteen

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Magic Moments
  2. - Whole Lotta Woman
  3. - The Story Of My Life
  4. - Jailhouse Rock
  5. - Swingin' Shepherd Blues


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1958?

The Roots Of Heaven by Romain Gary

The Roots Of Heaven


Romain Gary's The Roots of Heaven

Life Plus 99 Years by Nathan F. Leopold

Life Plus 99 Years


Nathan Leopold Jr. was a half of famed duo Leopold & Loeb, who were the murderers of Bobby Franks (14 years old) in 1924 on Chicago's south side.

Please Don'T Eat The Daisies by Jean Kerr

Please Don'T Eat The Daisies


Since its initial publication in 1957, Please Don't eat the Daisies was sold in millions. It was made into a movie in 1960 with Doris Day and David Niven, and then a television series.

Inside Russia Today by John Gunther

Inside Russia Today


Excellent hardcover. Good DJ. Pages are unmarked and clean. Pages have light shelf foxing/dust-dulling at the top edges. The covers show some shelf wear. Binding is strong, hinges tight.

To Live Again by Catherine Marshall

To Live Again


To Live Again has been treasured for more than 40 years by readers as a true tale of divine comfort, human love and spiritual adventure.