October 1958 calendar

October 1958

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1958?


  • 01 Oct 1958 Inauguration of NASA
  • 02 Oct 1958 Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France
  • 04 Oct 1958 12th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-3 at Montreal
  • 05 Oct 1958 KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Oct 1958 US nuclear sub USS Seawolfe remains record 60 days under pole
  • 07 Oct 1958 Potter Stewart appointed to US Supreme Court.
  • 08 Oct 1958 Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
  • 09 Oct 1958 New York Yankees beat Milwaukee Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series - Yankees appear in 9 and win 7 of last ten World Series.
  • 11 Oct 1958 Goldilocks opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
  • 12 Oct 1958 CVP wins municipal elections in Belgium
  • 14 Oct 1958 Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community.
  • 15 Oct 1958 Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
  • 16 Oct 1958 First broadcast of the long-running BBC Television children's programme ''Blue Peter''.ref name=quotPocket On This Dayquot
  • 21 Oct 1958 1st women in English House of Lords
  • 23 Oct 1958 De Gaulle offers Algerians defiance peace of the brave
  • 24 Oct 1958 USSR lends Egypt 400 million rubles to build Aswan Dam
  • 26 Oct 1958 PanAm flies 1st transatlantic jet trip-NY to Paris
  • 27 Oct 1958 Gen Ayub Khan succeeds Iskander Mirza as President of Pakistan
  • 28 Oct 1958 Pete Runnels wins Comeback Player of Year (average went from .230 to .322)
  • 29 Oct 1958 Boris Pasternak refuses Nobel prize for literature
  • 01 Oct 1958 The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics is replaced by NASA.
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Music charts

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

  1. - It's All In The Game
  2. - Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)
  3. - Bird Dog
  4. - Rock-In Robin
  5. - It's Only Make Believe

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - When
  2. - Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon
  3. - Volare
  4. - Move It
  5. - Return To Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1958?

Masters Of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover

Masters Of Deceit


J. Edgar Hoover examines the Communist movement within the United States.

More In Sorrow by Wolcott Gibbs

More In Sorrow


More in Sorrow by Gibbs, Wolcott

The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

The Ugly American


This multi-million-copy bestseller is the one that gave rise to the term "tragic American blunders abroad". The episode that gives the book its name is Homer Atkins. He's a simple and plain-spoken man who was sent by the U.S.

Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden

Only In America


Harry Lewis, Book by Golden

Admiral Hornblower In The West Indies by C.S. Forester

Admiral Hornblower In The West Indies


These riveting tales of high-seas adventures in Napoleonic era are being enthusiastically embraced by a