June 1958 calendar

June 1958

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1958?


  • 01 Jun 1958 Belgian Christian-democrats win parliamentary election
  • 02 Jun 1958 Alan Freed joins WABC (NYC) radio
  • 03 Jun 1958 Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers
  • 04 Jun 1958 French Premier De Gaulle arrives in Algiers
  • 06 Jun 1958 Ozzie Virgil is 1st black to play as a Tiger
  • 07 Jun 1958 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2
  • 08 Jun 1958 4th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
  • 09 Jun 1958 Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley hits #1
  • 11 Jun 1958 UN Security council sends observers to Lebanon
  • 12 Jun 1958 Make Me Laugh, TV Game Show
  • 13 Jun 1958 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California
  • 14 Jun 1958 58th US Golf Open: Tommy Bolt shoots a 283 at Southern Hills in Tulsa
  • 15 Jun 1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • 16 Jun 1958 Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia
  • 17 Jun 1958 Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy
  • 20 Jun 1958 The iron barque ''Omega'' of Callao, Peru (built in Scotland, 1887), sinks on passage carrying guano from the Pachacamac Islands for Huacho, the world’s last full rigged ship trading under sail alone.
  • 21 Jun 1958 French franc devalues
  • 22 Jun 1958 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 23 Jun 1958 Foundation Praemium Erasmianum (Erasmus Prize) established
  • 26 Jun 1958 Gaston Eyskens becomes Premier of Belgium
  • 27 Jun 1958 Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) New York to London
  • 28 Jun 1958 Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
  • 30 Jun 1958 No Chemise, Please by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24
  • 18 Jun 1958 Benjamin Britten's one-act opera Noye's Fludde premiered at the Aldeburgh Festival.
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Music charts

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

  1. - All I Have To Do Is Dream
  2. - The Purple People Eater
  3. - Witch Doctor
  4. - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
  5. - Yakety Yak

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Who's Sorry Now
  2. - Whole Lotta Woman
  3. - On The Street Where You Live
  4. - A Wonderful Time Up There
  5. - Tom Hark


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1958?

The Passionate Exiles by Maurice Levaillant

The Passionate Exiles


VG/G, 354 Pages

The Northern Light by A.J. Cronin

The Northern Light


Henry Page, the owner of The Northern Light newspaper, Tynecastle's oldest and most respected, is offered a large sum to hand over to a mass-circulation company based in London.

A Death In The Family by James Agee

A Death In The Family


This classic American novel is being republished to commemorate the 100th anniversary James Agee's birthday. Published in 1957, just two years after the death of its author, A Death in the Family was published.

Journey To Java by Harold George Nicolson

Journey To Java


Sir Harold Nicolson received a two-month cruise from London to Java as a gift for his seventieth Birthday.

Attorney For The Damned by Arthur Weinberg

Attorney For The Damned


"Clarence Darrow [was] possibly the most effective courtroom opponent to cant, bigotry and special privilege that this country has produced." Here are all of Darrow's most famous pleas in defense of Leopold