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.
  • 06 Aug 1958 Law of Permanent Defense of Democracy, outlawing the Communist Party of Chile and banning 26,650 persons from the electoral lists,[9] is repealed in Chile.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1958?

A Summer Place by Sloan Wilson

A Summer Place


This classic romance was first published in 1958. It was then made into a movie in 1959 with Troy Donahue and Sandra Dee. Dorothy McGuire, Richard Egan and Richard Egan also star in the film.

Death Of A Nation by Clifford Dowdey

Death Of A Nation


The jacket and the book look new, with no marks or wear.

Common Stocks And Uncommon Profits by Philip A. Fisher

Common Stocks And Uncommon Profits


Philip Fisher, a widely respected and beloved investor, is among the most influential of all time. Today's investors can learn from his investment strategies, which were introduced nearly forty years ago.

The King Must Die by Mary Renault

The King Must Die


This is the story of Theosus, mythical hero, who was slayer of monsters and abductor of princesses. He also became the king of Athens. These pages show him as a well-defined personality, brave, aggressive, and quick.

The Image Makers by Bernard Dryer

The Image Makers


This is a story you won't forget! "The IMAGE MAKERS is a huge book that's more than just length. It's amazing, unbelievable, and fascinating!" The scene changes from Connecticut to New York to Paris