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

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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?
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The Horse's Mouth

The Horse's Mouth

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston, Mike Morgan

I Want to Live!

I Want to Live!

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel

Country: United States of America

The Last Hurrah

The Last Hurrah

Release year: 1958

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

Party Girl

Party Girl

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb, John Ireland

Panda and the Magic Serpent

Panda and the Magic Serpent

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Taiji Yabushita

Starring: Hisaya Morishige, Mariko Miyagi, Virginia Blackman, Lisa Lu


Which were the most popular books released in October 1958?
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The Bramble Bush by Charles Mergendahl

The Bramble Bush


A romance novel.

The Great Chicago Fire by Robert Cromie

The Great Chicago Fire


This oversized, illustrated edition reprints one of the most important narrative histories about the fire. More than 150 photographs and illustrations.

Women And Thomas Harrow by John P. Marquand

Women And Thomas Harrow


This vintage paperback is bright, clean, and fresh. It has some age-related tanning and light wear. There are no markings on the book, it is in good condition. The book will be carefully packed in bubble wrap by our family.

The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith

The Affluent Society


John Kenneth Galbraith's classic study of postwar America's private wealth and public poverty. With his trademark clarity, humor, and eloquence Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith get to the heart of

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