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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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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Directed by: Isao Takahata

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Country: United States of America

Vertigo

Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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

Country: United States of America

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Country: United States of America

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1958?
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Home From The Hill by William Humphrey

Home From The Hill

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Finalist for the National Book Award: The mesmerizing saga of a Texas family torn apart by passion and pride Twelve years after Hannah Hunnicutt was committed to a Dallas asylum,

A Summer Place by Sloan Wilson

A Summer Place

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First published in 1958 and then turned into a film of the same name in 1959 featuring Troy Donahue, Sandra Dee, Dorothy McGuire and Richard Egan, this classic romance is available

Peter Freuchen'S Book Of The Seven Seas by Peter Freuchen and David Loth

Peter Freuchen'S Book Of The Seven Seas

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Peter Freuchen drew upon his vast knowledge of nautical fact and legend, as well as his fantastic personal experiences, to write BOOK OF THE SEVEN SEAS.

North From Rome by Helen MacInnes

North From Rome

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A phone call prompts Bill Lammiter, a young American playwright, to follow a former girlfriend to Rome. There Lammiter saves a mysterious Italian girl from a beating.

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.