March 1958 calendar

March 1958

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1958?


  • 01 Mar 1958 Sobers completes 446 stand for second wicket with Conrad Hunte, 260.
  • 02 Mar 1958 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open.
  • 03 Mar 1958 KTVU TV channel 2 in Oakland-San Francisco, CA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 05 Mar 1958 KDUH TV channel 4 in Scottsbluff-Hay Spring, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 07 Mar 1958 Chicago Cardinals announce they will play their 1958 opener in Buffalo, New York.
  • 08 Mar 1958 Silky Sullivan comes from 40 lengths back to win by three at Santa Anita.
  • 09 Mar 1958 George Yardley (Detroit Pistons) is first NBA player to score 2,000 points in season.
  • 11 Mar 1958 Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show 21
  • 12 Mar 1958 British Empire Day is renamed "Commonwealth Day".
  • 13 Mar 1958 Government troops land in Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • 14 Mar 1958 Recording Industry Association of American created
  • 15 Mar 1958 Body Beautiful closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • 16 Mar 1958 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
  • 17 Mar 1958 Navy launches Vanguard 1 into orbit (second US satellite), measures Earth shape.
  • 18 Mar 1958 Dodgers announces mascot / clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958
  • 19 Mar 1958 Sobers completes a century in each inning versus Pakistan.
  • 20 Mar 1958 50 snow across the Mason-Dixon line
  • 21 Mar 1958 First presentation of West Point's Sylvanus Thayer Award.
  • 22 Mar 1958 Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi-Arabia.
  • 24 Mar 1958 Elvis Presley joins the army
  • 25 Mar 1958 West German parliament desires German atomic weapons.
  • 26 Mar 1958 30th Academy Awards - Bridge on the River Kwai, Alec Guinness, and Joanne Woodward win.
  • 27 Mar 1958 Havana Hilton opens
  • 28 Mar 1958 W[illiam] C[hristopher] Handy, US conductor/composer (Saint Louis Blues), dies at age 84.
  • 31 Mar 1958 The Grand Canyon Diorama attraction opens in Disneyland, part of the Santa Fe and Disneyland Railroad. At 306 feet long, it is the world's longest seamless hand-woven canvas.
  • 17 Mar 1958 The United States launches the first solar-powered satellite, which is also the first satellite to achieve a long-term orbit.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Get A Job
  2. - Don't
  3. - Tequila
  4. - At The Hop
  5. - Sweet Little Sixteen

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Story Of My Life
  2. - Magic Moments
  3. - Jailhouse Rock
  4. - Oh Boy
  5. - Don't


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1958?

America As A Civilization by Max Lerner

America As A Civilization


The United States today: Life and Thought

Exile And The Kingdom by Albert Camus

Exile And The Kingdom


These six stories are told from a variety masterfully rendered perspectives. They depict people in painful conflict with the world. Only a desert night can make a wife give up on her husband.

Naked To Mine Enemies by Charles W. Ferguson

Naked To Mine Enemies


A classic life of wolsey

Life Plus 99 Years by Nathan F. Leopold

Life Plus 99 Years


Nathan Leopold Jr. was a half of famed duo Leopold & Loeb, who were the murderers of Bobby Franks (14 years old) in 1924 on Chicago's south side.

Parkinson'S Law by C. Northcote Parkinson

Parkinson'S Law


Parkinson's Law says that work expands to fill available time. Although this is something that management consultants, bureaucrats, and efficiency experts have repeatedly denied, it is supported by disinterested observation by any individual.