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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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Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

The Truman Show

The Truman Show

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Country: United States of America

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Country: United States of America

Day for Night

Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Country: United States of America

The Celebration

The Celebration

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1958?
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The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge

The White Witch

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Set in seventeenth-century England at the outbreak of Civil War, "The White Witch" brings to life the fields, forests, and homes of rural Oxfordshire. In the manor house, Margaret Haslewood and her twin children wait for news of her husband …

Exile And The Kingdom by Albert Camus

Exile And The Kingdom

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From a variety of masterfully rendered perspectives, these six stories depict people at painful odds with the world around them. A wife can only surrender to a desert night by

Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver

Anatomy of a Murder

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First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film.

Please Don'T Eat The Daisies by Jean Kerr

Please Don'T Eat The Daisies

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Please Don't Eat the Daisies has sold millions of copies since its original publication in 1957. It became a film in 1960 starring David Niven and Doris Day, and a television

The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop

The Day Christ Died

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"This is a book about the most dramatic day in the history of the world, the day on which Jesus of Nazareth died.