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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1958?


Events

  • 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 (70,000)
  • 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 (98)
  • 29 Aug 1958 George Harrison joins Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)
  • 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.

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Movies

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Directed by: Kundan Shah

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States of America

Prisoners

Prisoners

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Country: United States of America

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Country: United States of America

Dead Man's Gold

Dead Man's Gold

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Peggy Stewart, Terry Frost

Books

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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 Portuguese Escape by Ann Bridge

The Portuguese Escape

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Miss Bridge takes us to Portugal; not only the well-known world of Estoril and the Embassies, but behind the scenes, into the life lived on country estates by the Portuguese themselves.

The Ordeal Of Woodrow Wilson by Herbert Hoover

The Ordeal Of Woodrow Wilson

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"Hoover's book was meant as a tribute to his former chief, but is ti easy to suspect that anger and hurt might underlie a portrayal that presents the worst as well

Please Don'T Eat The Daisies by Jean Kerr

Please Don'T Eat The Daisies

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Please Don't Eat the Daisies has sold millions of copies since its original publication in 1957. It became a film in 1960 starring David Niven and Doris Day, and a television

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.