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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

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Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi

Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Satyen Bose

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, Anoop Kumar, Kishore Kumar

Madhumati

Madhumati

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Bimal Roy

Starring: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Johnny Walker, Pran

The Magician

The Magician

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Naima Wifstrand

Country: United States of America

Separate Tables

Separate Tables

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Burt Lancaster

Country: United States of America

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Some Came Running

Some Came Running

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1958?
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The Rainbow And The Rose by Nevil Shute

The Rainbow And The Rose

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When seasoned pilot Johnny Pascoe tries to rescue a sick girl from the Tasmanian outback, his plane crashes and leaves him stranded and dangerously injured.

The Great Chicago Fire by Robert Cromie

The Great Chicago Fire

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One of the best narrative histories ever written about the devastating fire has been reprinted in this oversized, illustrated edition. Over 150 photos and illustrations.

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.

Inside Russia Today by John Gunther

Inside Russia Today

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Very good hardcover with good DJ. Pages are clean and unmarked. Light shelving foxing spots/dust-dulling on pages top edge. Covers show minor shelf wear. Binding is tight, hinges strong.

On My Own by Eleanor Roosevelt

On My Own

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In this volume the greatest and best-loved woman of her time shares the experiences - private and public - of her thirteen years since the death of her husband, Franklin Delano