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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1958.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1958: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1958?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1958 Flower Drum Song opens at St. James Theater NYC for 602 performances
  • 02 Dec 1958 KNOP TV channel 2 in North Platte, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Dec 1958 Indonesian parliament accepts nationalisation of Dutch businesses.
  • 04 Dec 1958 Finnish government of Fagerholm resigns.
  • 05 Dec 1958 WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Dec 1958 US lunar probe Pioneer 3 reaches 107,269 km, falls back.
  • 09 Dec 1958 Robert H W Welch Jr and 11 other men meet in Indianapolis, Indiana to form the anti-Communist John Birch Society.
  • 10 Dec 1958 University of Pittsburgh agrees to buy Forbes Field from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • 11 Dec 1958 4th (last) Dutch government of Drees falls.
  • 12 Dec 1958 Dutch Social Democratic Party-ministers / Premier Drees dismissed
  • 14 Dec 1958 The 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first expedition to reach The Pole of Relative Inaccessibility in the Antarctic.
  • 15 Dec 1958 Arthur L. Schawlow and Charles H. Townes of Bell Laboratories publish a paper in ''Physical Review Letters'' setting out the principles of the optical laser.
  • 16 Dec 1958 A fire breaks out in the Vida Department Store in Bogota, Colombia and kills 84 persons.
  • 18 Dec 1958 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower
  • 19 Dec 1958 First radio broadcast from space (recorded Christmas message by President Eisenhower: "To all mankind, America's wish for Peace on Earth and Good Will to Men Everywhere").
  • 21 Dec 1958 Charles De Gaulle wins seven-year term as first President of 5th Republic of France.
  • 22 Dec 1958 Chipmunk Song reaches #1
  • 23 Dec 1958 Party with Comden & Green opens at John Golden NYC for 38 performances
  • 24 Dec 1958 A BOAC Bristol Britannia (312 G-AOVD) crashes near Winkton, England during a test flight.
  • 25 Dec 1958 Tchaikovsky's ballet ''The Nutcracker'' (the George Balanchine version) is shown on prime-time television in color for the first time, as an episode of the CBS anthology series ''Playhouse 90''.
  • 28 Dec 1958 Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) hit #1
  • 29 Dec 1958 Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game
  • 31 Dec 1958 Cubans Dictator Batista flees

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Country: United States of America

Do Bigha Zamin

Do Bigha Zamin

Directed by: Bimal Roy

Starring: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Murad

The Sting

The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Country: United States of America

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Country: United States of America

Prithvi Vallabh

Prithvi Vallabh

Directed by: Sohrab Modi

Starring: Sadiq Ali, Durga Khote, Leela Mishra, Sohrab Modi

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1958?
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Wedemeyer Reports! by General Albert C. Wedemeyer

Wedemeyer Reports!

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As the chief planner for General Marshall, and co-author of the Victory Plan, General Wedemeyer had a truly significant hand in shaping and directing the Allied War effort against the Fascist powers.

The Enemy Camp by Jerome Weidman

The Enemy Camp

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Literary Fiction, Fictional Novel

The King Must Die by Mary Renault

The King Must Die

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The story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from these pages as a clearly defined personality; brave, aggressive and quick.

The Three Edwards by Thomas B. Costain

The Three Edwards

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THE THREE EDWARDS, third in Thomas B. Costain's survey of Britain under the Plantagenets, covers the years between 1272 and 1377 when three Edwards ruled England.

Herblock'S Special For Today by Herbert Block

Herblock'S Special For Today

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Oversize hardcover book of political cartoonist Herblock's work thru the years. Includes his brilliant work during the Watergate crisis and the fall of Richard nixon.