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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1958?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1958 European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation
  • 03 Jan 1958 The West Indies Federation is formed.
  • 04 Jan 1958 Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from its orbit (launched on October 4, 1957).
  • 06 Jan 1958 WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Jan 1958 USSR shrinks army to 300,000.
  • 08 Jan 1958 Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana.
  • 09 Jan 1958 In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54
  • 12 Jan 1958 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open.
  • 13 Jan 1958 US newspaper Daily Worker ceases publication.
  • 15 Jan 1958 New York Yankees sign million dollar plus deal to show 140 games on WPIX TV.
  • 19 Jan 1958 Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League.
  • 20 Jan 1958 KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 21 Jan 1958 KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Jan 1958 KRSD (now KEVN) TV channel 7 in Rapid City, SD (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 23 Jan 1958 Body Beautiful opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 26 Jan 1958 H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan on as Israeli Minister of Defense
  • 28 Jan 1958 Construction begins on first private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor.
  • 29 Jan 1958 Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward wed
  • 30 Jan 1958 Baseball announces players and coaches rather than fans pick all stars.
  • 31 Jan 1958 Jackpot Bowling premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host

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Music charts

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Movies

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States of America

Winter Light

Winter Light

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow

Country: United States of America

Blood In, Blood Out

Blood In, Blood Out

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Country: United States of America

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1958?
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Parkinson'S Law by C. Northcote Parkinson

Parkinson'S Law

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Parkinson's Law states that 'work expands to fill the time available'. While strenuously denied by management consultants, bureaucrats and efficiency experts, the law is borne out by disinterested observation of any

Jubilee by Edward Weeks and Emily Flint

Jubilee

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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

Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter

Kids Say The Darndest Things!

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Almost 50 years since its first printing, this famous collection of children's wisdom and witticisms is now back in print in a facsimile edition to entertain a whole new generation.

Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov

Lolita

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Lolita purports to be a worldly-wise middle-aged man's confession of his passion for a 12 year-old "nymphet."