August 1958 calendar

August 1958

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1958: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1958?


  • 01 Aug 1958 US atomic sub USS Nautilus 1st dives under North Pole
  • 02 Aug 1958 Jordan and Iraq disolve their Arab Federation, after 3 months
  • 03 Aug 1958 USS Nautilus begins 1st crossing of Arctic Ocean under icecap
  • 04 Aug 1958 Dumont TV Network crumbles
  • 05 Aug 1958 Atomic sub USS Nautilus completes 1st trip under North Pole
  • 06 Aug 1958 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • 10 Aug 1958 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Macktown Golf Open
  • 14 Aug 1958 Cleveland Indians' Vic Power steals home twice in one game.
  • 15 Aug 1958 25th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 35, Detroit 19
  • 17 Aug 1958 Bonnie Hoffman wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open
  • 18 Aug 1958 Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, published
  • 19 Aug 1958 NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters.
  • 20 Aug 1958 Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st lefty catcher since 1906
  • 21 Aug 1958 KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions
  • 23 Aug 1958 China PR resumes fire on Quemoi and Matsoe
  • 24 Aug 1958 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • 27 Aug 1958 Clark Griffith says Senators will probably accept offer to move to Minnesota
  • 28 Aug 1958 Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out
  • 29 Aug 1958 George Harrison joins Quarrymen
  • 30 Aug 1958 September 1 – Notting Hill race riots: Riots between blacks and whites in Notting Hill, London.
  • 31 Aug 1958 A parcel bomb sent by Ngo Dinh Nhu, younger brother and chief adviser of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, fails to kill King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.

Famous Birthday

  • Michael Jackson

    American singer, dancer and exceptionally talented entertainer.

  • American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman, often referred to as the "Queen of Pop.

  • Lambert Wilson

    French actor and singer as well as noted family member.

  • Tim Burton

    American filmmaker whose work has a Gothic feel, often including a quiet snowfall at night, a Christmas or Halloween scene.

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Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Patricia
  2. - Poor Little Fool
  3. - Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)
  4. - Little Star
  5. - Hard Headed Woman

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette
  2. - On The Street Where You Live
  3. - When
  4. - Big Man
  5. - Hard Headed Woman


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Big Country

The Big Country

Release year: 1958

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston

Country: United States of America

The Reluctant Debutante

The Reluctant Debutante

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall, John Saxon, Sandra Dee

Voice in the Mirror

Voice in the Mirror

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Harry Keller

Starring: Richard Egan, Julie London, Walter Matthau, Troy Donahue

God's Little Acre

God's Little Acre

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Robert Ryan, Tina Louise, Aldo Ray, Buddy Hackett

The Black Orchid

The Black Orchid

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Peter Mark Richman, Virginia Vincent


Which were the most popular books released in August 1958?
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The Enemy Camp by Jerome Weidman

The Enemy Camp


Literary Fiction, Fictional Novel

How To Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone By Yourself by Robert Paul Smith

How To Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone By Yourself


This classic guidebook covers everything, from paper planes to spool tanks and slingshots, and it's back in print. It's as charming, imaginative, and fun as ever.

North From Rome by Helen MacInnes

North From Rome


Bill Lammiter, an American playwright, receives a phone call and is prompted to follow his ex-girlfriend to Rome. Lammiter rescues an unknown girl from being beaten by her father.

The Portuguese Escape by Ann Bridge

The Portuguese Escape


Miss Bridge takes us to Portugal, not just the world of Estoril or the Embassies but also behind the scenes into the lives of the Portuguese on their country estates.

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.