July 1958 calendar

July 1958

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1958?


  • 01 Jul 1958 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
  • 03 Jul 1958 Andy Williams Show premieres on ABC
  • 04 Jul 1958 72nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: A Cooper beats N Fraser
  • 05 Jul 1958 65th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Mortimer
  • 06 Jul 1958 Adolfo Lopez Mateos elected President of Mexico
  • 07 Jul 1958 William Shea outlines plans for a $12M stadium at Flushing Meadows, New York
  • 08 Jul 1958 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore
  • 09 Jul 1958 Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock and ice into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain
  • 10 Jul 1958 Ex-king Norodom Sihanoek appointed Premier of Cambodia
  • 11 Jul 1958 Count Michael Rhédey von Kis-Rhéde, direct descendant of Samuel Aba, King of Hungary, at the age of 60 is pistol-whipped and murdered over a few hectares of land by Czechoslovak Communists during the collectivization process at his residence in Olcsvar, Slovakia.
  • 12 Jul 1958 Henri Cornelis becomes Governor-General of the Belgian Congo. He was the last Belgian governor of the Congo prior to independence.
  • 13 Jul 1958 87th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham
  • 14 Jul 1958 Colonel Saddam Hussein and Iraqi army overthrows the monarchy
  • 15 Jul 1958 US marines deployed in Lebanon
  • 17 Jul 1958 King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan / Iraqi federation
  • 19 Jul 1958 Oh, Captain! closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 192 performances
  • 20 Jul 1958 40th PGA Championship: Dow Finsterwald shoots a 276 at Llanerch Country Club - Pennsylvania
  • 24 Jul 1958 14 people named 1st life peers in the UK
  • 25 Jul 1958 The African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou.
  • 26 Jul 1958 Army launches fourth US successful satellite, Explorer IV.
  • 27 Jul 1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open
  • 28 Jul 1958 Baltimore Colts wins NFL-championship
  • 29 Jul 1958 Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running
  • 31 Jul 1958 Anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet
  • 09 Jul 1958 A 7.8 M  strike-slip earthquake in Alaska causes a landslide that produces a megatsunami. The runup from the waves reached 525 m (1,722 ft) on the rim of Lituya Bay; five people were killed.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1958?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - The Purple People Eater
  2. - Yakety Yak
  3. - Patricia
  4. - Hard Headed Woman
  5. - Poor Little Fool

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Who's Sorry Now
  2. - All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette
  3. - On The Street Where You Live
  4. - Tom Hark
  5. - Big Man


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1958?

Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver

Anatomy of a Murder


Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder was first published by St. Martin's 1958. It quickly became America's number-one bestseller and was later made into the classic Otto Preminger film.

Strangers When We Meet by Evan Hunter

Strangers When We Meet



The Time Of The Dragons by Alice Ekert-Rotholz

The Time Of The Dragons


This novel is turbulent, combining East and West. . . An emotional love story and an exciting tale about war, espionage, and international intrigue.

North From Rome by Helen MacInnes

North From Rome


Bill Lammiter, an American playwright, receives a phone call and is prompted to follow his ex-girlfriend to Rome. Lammiter rescues an unknown girl from being beaten by her father.

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