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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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Elevator to the Gallows

Elevator to the Gallows

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin

Country: United States of America

Petla

Petla

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Wojciech Has

Starring: Gustaw Holoubek, Aleksandra Slaska, Teresa Szmigielówna, Tadeusz Fijewski

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Cecil Parker, Stephen Murray

Bonjour tristesse

Bonjour tristesse

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Jean Seberg, David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Mylène Demongeot

Country: United States of America

Books

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To Live Again by Catherine Marshall

To Live Again

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For more than forty years To Live Again has been treasured by readers as a true story of divine comfort, human love, and spiritual adventure.

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Doctor Zhivago

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First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution.

The Gallant Mrs. Stonewall by Harnett T. Kane

The Gallant Mrs. Stonewall

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The story of Anna and Thomas Jackson in their early years, before the Civil War, and as he became known as the Confederacy's greatest tactician, and finally Anna on her own

A Death In The Family by James Agee

A Death In The Family

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The classic American novel, re-published for the 100th anniversary of James Agee's birthPublished in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family

The Sound Of Thunder by Taylor Caldwell

The Sound Of Thunder

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