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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1958?


Events

  • 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 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 (San Francisco)
  • 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.

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Music charts

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Movies

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Vertigo

Vertigo

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Country: United States of America

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Horror of Dracula

Horror of Dracula

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling

Country: United States of America

Fort Dobbs

Fort Dobbs

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Clint Walker, Virginia Mayo, Brian Keith, Richard Eyer

The Sheepman

The Sheepman

Release year: 1958

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen, Mickey Shaughnessy

Gigi

Gigi

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold

Country: United States of America

Books

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Masters Of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover

Masters Of Deceit

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J. Edgar Hoover analyzes the Communist movement in the United States.

Life Plus 99 Years by Nathan F. Leopold

Life Plus 99 Years

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Nathan Leopold Jr. was half of the famed duo Leopold and Loeb, murderers of 14-year old Bobby Franks in 1924 on the south side of Chicago.

Attorney For The Damned by Arthur Weinberg

Attorney For The Damned

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"Clarence Darrow [was] perhaps the most effective courtroom opponent of cant, bigotry, and special privilege that our country has produced. All of Darrow's most celebrated pleas are here--in defense of Leopold

The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop

The Day Christ Died

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"This is a book about the most dramatic day in the history of the world, the day on which Jesus of Nazareth died.

Inside Russia Today by John Gunther

Inside Russia Today

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Very good hardcover with good DJ. Pages are clean and unmarked. Light shelving foxing spots/dust-dulling on pages top edge. Covers show minor shelf wear. Binding is tight, hinges strong.