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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1958?


Events

  • 01 May 1958 Ambonese rebellion bombed Ambon / conquer Morotai
  • 03 May 1958 84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05
  • 04 May 1958 Alberto Lleras Camargo chosen President of Colombia.
  • 05 May 1958 KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 07 May 1958 Howard Johnson sets aircraft altitude record in F-104, 27,810 m
  • 08 May 1958 President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock
  • 09 May 1958 Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship.
  • 10 May 1958 Interviewed in the Chave d'Ouro café, when asked about his rival António de Oliveira Salazar, Humberto Delgado utters one of the most famous comments in Portuguese political history: quotObviamente, demito-o! (Obviously, I'll sack him!)quot.
  • 11 May 1958 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open.
  • 12 May 1958 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
  • 13 May 1958 Rioters attack US Vice President Richard Nixon in Venezuala.
  • 15 May 1958 USSR launches Sputnik III
  • 16 May 1958 Walter Irwin flies 2,259 km/h in F-104A Starfighter
  • 17 May 1958 84th Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 1:57.2.
  • 18 May 1958 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open.
  • 19 May 1958 South Pacific soundtrack album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 31 weeks
  • 20 May 1958 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests).
  • 21 May 1958 Indonesian paratroopers reconquer Morotai Island.
  • 22 May 1958 Sri Lankan riots of 1958: This riot is a watershed event in the race relationship of the various ethnic communities of Sri Lanka. The total number of deaths is estimated to be 300, mostly Sri Lankan Tamils.
  • 23 May 1958 Mao Tse Tung starts "Great leap forward" movement in China.
  • 24 May 1958 New Girl in Town closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 432 performances
  • 26 May 1958 Union Square, San Francisco becomes state historical landmark.
  • 27 May 1958 Vanguard SLV-1 launched for Earth orbit (failed).
  • 28 May 1958 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open.
  • 29 May 1958 Real Madrid wins third Europe Cup 1 in Brussels, Belgium.
  • 30 May 1958 Unidentified American soldiers killed in WWII and Korean War buried in Arlington, Virginia, USA.
  • 31 May 1958 US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests).

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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No Time for Sergeants

No Time for Sergeants

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

Country: United States of America

Smiley Gets a Gun

Smiley Gets a Gun

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Anthony Kimmins

Starring: Sybil Thorndike, Chips Rafferty, Keith Calvert, Bruce Archer

The Vikings

The Vikings

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh

Country: United States of America

The Proud Rebel

The Proud Rebel

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Alan Ladd, Olivia de Havilland, Dean Jagger, David Ladd

The Revenge of Frankenstein

The Revenge of Frankenstein

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Eunice Gayson, Michael Gwynn

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1958?
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The Private World Of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan

The Private World Of Pablo Picasso

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Out of Print paperback. A Ridge Press Book, distributed by Pocket Books, Inc. The old sales price is on the front cover, upper right corner.

Ride The Red Earth by Paul Wellman

Ride The Red Earth

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A heroic novel of love and intrigue in early Texas and Mexico.

Time And The Hour by Howard Spring

Time And The Hour

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Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. First American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First U.S. edition bound in blue and black boards.

Inside Russia Today by John Gunther

Inside Russia Today

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Very good hardcover with good DJ. Pages are clean and unmarked. Light shelving foxing spots/dust-dulling on pages top edge. Covers show minor shelf wear. Binding is tight, hinges strong.

Peter Freuchen'S Book Of The Seven Seas by Peter Freuchen and David Loth

Peter Freuchen'S Book Of The Seven Seas

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Peter Freuchen drew upon his vast knowledge of nautical fact and legend, as well as his fantastic personal experiences, to write BOOK OF THE SEVEN SEAS.