1958: On This Year


1958 (MCMLVIII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1958th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1958 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1958 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1958, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1958, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1958, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1958, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1958.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1958 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1958 known for ?

  • 1958 was a landmark year for technology and culture.
  • The year started off with the Soviet Union’s Sputnik 1, the world’s first artificial satellite, falling out of orbit in January. As one satellite came down, another went up. Also in January, the United States successfully launched Explorer 1 into Earth’s orbit. It was the first successful satellite launch for the United States.
  • 1958 was also the year that the U.S. established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NASA would go on to lead the world in space exploration, culminating in the famous Apollo missions that placed human beings on the Moon. In another major technological achievement, the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine, was the first vessel to reach the North Pole while submerged.
  • There were some major cultural events that transpired this year as well. On July 12, the Beatles (called the Quarrymen at the time) had their first recording session. They recorded a cover of Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be the Day” and “In Spite of All the Danger” by Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
  • As historic as the Beatles’ first recording session was, another cultural phenomenon surpasses it. In the shadow of the Cold War, Harvey Lavan “Van” Cliburn, Jr., of Texas, won the inaugural quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow at the age of twenty-three. Van Cliburn played so well that the Soviet audience gave him a standing ovation that lasted for several minutes and he returned home to the United States as a hero, eventually having a major piano competition named for him. The Van Cliburn International Competition is held every four years in Fort Worth, Texas. For the rest of his life, Van Cliburn was an ambassador of good will between the Soviet and American people, proving a little light and hope in an otherwise tension-filled period of history.

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1958: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1958, during the 31st Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 06/04/1959 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1958:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1958?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1958?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Vincente Minnelli, for the movie Gigi, starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1958?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to David Niven, for the movie Separate Tables, starring Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Burt Lancaster produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1958?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Susan Hayward, for the movie I Want to Live!, starring Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1958?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Burl Ives, for the movie The Big Country, starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1958?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Wendy Hiller, for the movie Separate Tables, starring Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Burt Lancaster produced in the United States of America.
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1958: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Charles de Gaulle
In 1958, Charles de Gaulle was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. De Gaulle was appointed Prime Minister of France in May 1958 and, following the collapse of the Fourth Republic and establishment of the Fifth Republic, was then elected President of France in December.

1958: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1958 were:

The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

The Leopard


Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Old Yeller


Travis initially disliked the stray dog, Old Yeller, for its unsightly appearance and thieving behavior. However, the dog's intelligence and resourcefulness proved invaluable in protecting Travis's family on the Texas frontier, especially with the father away. Despite their initial differences, …

Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver

Anatomy of a Murder


Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder was first published by St. Martin's 1958. It quickly became America's number-one bestseller and was later made into the classic Otto Preminger film.

North From Rome by Helen MacInnes

North From Rome


Bill Lammiter, an American playwright, receives a phone call and is prompted to follow his ex-girlfriend to Rome. Lammiter rescues an unknown girl from being beaten by her father.

The Enemy Camp by Jerome Weidman

The Enemy Camp


Literary Fiction, Fictional Novel

Dog chinese zodiac sign

1958: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1958?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1958 was the Year of the Dog.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Dog sign.

Nobel Prize

1958: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1958: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 1958 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Igor Tamm
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1958: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1958 were Michael, David and James for boys and Mary, Susan and Linda for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1958: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1958 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • David
  • James
  • Robert
  • John
  • William
  • Mark
  • Richard
  • Thomas
  • Steven

1958: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1958 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Mary
  • Susan
  • Linda
  • Karen
  • Patricia
  • Debra
  • Deborah
  • Cynthia
  • Barbara
  • Donna

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1958: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1958, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers

1958: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1958 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers
  2. Witch Doctor by David Seville
  3. It's All In The Game by Tommy Edwards
  4. Bird Dog by The Everly Brothers
  5. Tequila by The Champs
  6. Sugartime by The McGuire Sisters
  7. Don't by Elvis Presley
  8. It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty
  9. Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) by Domenico Modugno
  10. At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors

1958: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1958, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers

1958: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1958 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers
  2. Magic Moments by Perry Como
  3. Tulips From Amsterdam / You Need Hands by Max Bygraves
  4. When by The Kalin Twins
  5. Volare by Dean Martin
  6. It's All In The Game by Tommy Edwards
  7. Return To Me by Dean Martin
  8. Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon by Connie Francis
  9. At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors
  10. The Story Of My Life by Michael Holliday

1958: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1958 were:

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

Country: United States of America

Auntie Mame

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Morton DaCosta

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark

Country: United States of America

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

Some Came Running

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer

Country: United States of America

The Young Lions

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange

Country: United States of America

world population

1958: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1958 was 2,925,686,705 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 33.0% of the total population, which is roughly 965.5 million individuals.The annual population change in 1958 was an increase of +52.3 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.82% over the previous year.The average population density in 1958 was 12 persons per square mile (or 20 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 1958?

Here's what happened in 1958:

  • Jan 1, 1958: European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation
  • Jan 3, 1958: The West Indies Federation is formed.
  • Jan 4, 1958: Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from its orbit (launched on October 4, 1957).
  • Jan 6, 1958: WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 7, 1958: USSR shrinks army to 300,000.
  • Jan 8, 1958: Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana.
  • Jan 9, 1958: In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54
  • Jan 12, 1958: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open.
  • Jan 13, 1958: US newspaper Daily Worker ceases publication.
  • Jan 15, 1958: New York Yankees sign million dollar plus deal to show 140 games on WPIX TV.
  • Jan 19, 1958: Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League.
  • Jan 20, 1958: KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 21, 1958: KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 22, 1958: KRSD (now KEVN) TV channel 7 in Rapid City, SD (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Jan 23, 1958: Body Beautiful opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • Jan 26, 1958: H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan on as Israeli Minister of Defense
  • Jan 28, 1958: Construction begins on first private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor.
  • Jan 29, 1958: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward wed
  • Jan 30, 1958: Baseball announces players and coaches rather than fans pick all stars.
  • Jan 31, 1958: Jackpot Bowling premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host
  • Feb 1, 1958: 1st US satellite (Explorer I) launched
  • Feb 2, 1958: WRIK (now WLUZ) TV channel 7 in Ponce, PR (PTC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 3, 1958: Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
  • Feb 4, 1958: Oh, Captain! opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 192 performances
  • Feb 5, 1958: Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US black Foreign Minister
  • Feb 6, 1958: 7 members on Manchester United football team die in an air crash
  • Feb 7, 1958: 1st showing of DAF 600 auto
  • Feb 8, 1958: KIRO TV channel 7 in Seattle, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 11, 1958: 1st flight with black stewardess, RC Taylor, Ithaca, New York
  • Feb 14, 1958: Arab Federation of Iraq and Jordan forms.
  • Feb 15, 1958: Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Carol Heiss of the USA
  • Feb 16, 1958: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Golf Open.
  • Feb 17, 1958: Comic strip BC first appears.
  • Feb 19, 1958: Carl Perkins leaves Sun Records for Columbia Records
  • Feb 20, 1958: LA Coliseum Comm approves 2-yr pact allows Dodgers to use facility
  • Feb 21, 1958: Portotino opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Feb 22, 1958: Portotino closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Feb 23, 1958: Last Municipal arc light, Mission and 25th removed
  • Feb 24, 1958: In Cuba, Fidel Castro's ''Radio Rebelde'' begins broadcasting from Sierra Maestra.
  • Feb 25, 1958: Bertrand Russell launches the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
  • Feb 28, 1958: A school bus in Floyd County, Kentucky hits a wrecker truck and plunges down an embankment into the rain-swollen Levisa Fork River. The driver and 26 children die in what remains the worst school bus accident in U.S. history.
  • Mar 1, 1958: Sobers completes 446 stand for second wicket with Conrad Hunte, 260.
  • Mar 2, 1958: Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open.
  • Mar 3, 1958: KTVU TV channel 2 in Oakland-San Francisco, CA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Mar 5, 1958: KDUH TV channel 4 in Scottsbluff-Hay Spring, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Mar 7, 1958: Chicago Cardinals announce they will play their 1958 opener in Buffalo, New York.
  • Mar 8, 1958: Silky Sullivan comes from 40 lengths back to win by three at Santa Anita.
  • Mar 9, 1958: George Yardley (Detroit Pistons) is first NBA player to score 2,000 points in season.
  • Mar 11, 1958: Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show 21
  • Mar 12, 1958: British Empire Day is renamed "Commonwealth Day".
  • Mar 13, 1958: Government troops land in Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • Mar 14, 1958: Recording Industry Association of American created
  • Mar 15, 1958: Body Beautiful closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • Mar 16, 1958: Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
  • Mar 17, 1958: Navy launches Vanguard 1 into orbit (second US satellite), measures Earth shape.
  • Mar 18, 1958: Dodgers announces mascot / clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958
  • Mar 19, 1958: Sobers completes a century in each inning versus Pakistan.
  • Mar 20, 1958: 50 snow across the Mason-Dixon line
  • Mar 21, 1958: First presentation of West Point's Sylvanus Thayer Award.
  • Mar 22, 1958: Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi-Arabia.
  • Mar 24, 1958: Elvis Presley joins the army
  • Mar 25, 1958: West German parliament desires German atomic weapons.
  • Mar 26, 1958: 30th Academy Awards - Bridge on the River Kwai, Alec Guinness, and Joanne Woodward win.
  • Mar 27, 1958: Havana Hilton opens
  • Mar 28, 1958: W[illiam] C[hristopher] Handy, US conductor/composer (Saint Louis Blues), dies at age 84.
  • Mar 31, 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.
  • Apr 1, 1958: KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, CA (NBC / ABC / CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 2, 1958: Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens.
  • Apr 3, 1958: Say, Darling opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 332 performances
  • Apr 4, 1958: The CND peace symbol is displayed in public for the first time in London.
  • Apr 5, 1958: Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.
  • Apr 6, 1958: Arnold Palmer wins first major golf tournament-the Masters.
  • Apr 10, 1958: Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco.
  • Apr 11, 1958: Brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated
  • Apr 12, 1958: Flemish Open air museum opens in Bokrijk
  • Apr 13, 1958: 12th Tony Awards: Sunrise at Campobello and Music Man win.
  • Apr 14, 1958: Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere
  • Apr 15, 1958: 10th Emmy Awards: Gunsmoke, Robert Young and Jane Wyatt
  • Apr 16, 1958: 22nd Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284.
  • Apr 18, 1958: NL single-game record of 78,682, Giants lose to Dogers 6-5, in Los Angeles
  • Apr 19, 1958: 62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalic of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54.
  • Apr 20, 1958: Buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM
  • Apr 21, 1958: United Airlines Flight 736 is involved in a mid-air collision with a U.S. Air Force F-100F-5-NA Super Sabre jet fighter near Las Vegas, Nevada. All 49 persons in both aircraft are killed.
  • Apr 23, 1958: Gil Hodges hits his 300th homerun and Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game.
  • Apr 24, 1958: Lee Walls hits three homeruns, as Chicago Cubs beat Los Angeles Dodgers 15-2.
  • Apr 26, 1958: Final run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City after 68 years, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
  • Apr 28, 1958: Vanguard TV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed).
  • Apr 30, 1958: Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits.
  • May 1, 1958: Ambonese rebellion bombed Ambon / conquer Morotai
  • May 3, 1958: 84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05
  • May 4, 1958: Alberto Lleras Camargo chosen President of Colombia.
  • May 5, 1958: KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 7, 1958: Howard Johnson sets aircraft altitude record in F-104, 27,810 m
  • May 8, 1958: President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock
  • May 9, 1958: Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship.
  • May 10, 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.
  • May 11, 1958: Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open.
  • May 12, 1958: US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
  • May 13, 1958: Rioters attack US Vice President Richard Nixon in Venezuala.
  • May 15, 1958: USSR launches Sputnik III
  • May 16, 1958: Walter Irwin flies 2,259 km/h in F-104A Starfighter
  • May 17, 1958: 84th Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 1:57.2.
  • May 18, 1958: Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open.
  • May 19, 1958: South Pacific soundtrack album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 31 weeks
  • May 20, 1958: US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests).
  • May 21, 1958: Indonesian paratroopers reconquer Morotai Island.
  • May 22, 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.
  • May 23, 1958: Mao Tse Tung starts "Great leap forward" movement in China.
  • May 24, 1958: New Girl in Town closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 432 performances
  • May 26, 1958: Union Square, San Francisco becomes state historical landmark.
  • May 27, 1958: Vanguard SLV-1 launched for Earth orbit (failed).
  • May 28, 1958: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open.
  • May 29, 1958: Real Madrid wins third Europe Cup 1 in Brussels, Belgium.
  • May 30, 1958: Unidentified American soldiers killed in WWII and Korean War buried in Arlington, Virginia, USA.
  • May 31, 1958: US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests).
  • Jun 1, 1958: Belgian Christian-democrats win parliamentary election
  • Jun 2, 1958: Alan Freed joins WABC (NYC) radio
  • Jun 3, 1958: Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers
  • Jun 4, 1958: French Premier De Gaulle arrives in Algiers
  • Jun 6, 1958: Ozzie Virgil is 1st black to play as a Tiger
  • Jun 7, 1958: 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 8, 1958: 4th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
  • Jun 9, 1958: Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley hits #1
  • Jun 11, 1958: UN Security council sends observers to Lebanon
  • Jun 12, 1958: Make Me Laugh, TV Game Show
  • Jun 13, 1958: Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California
  • Jun 14, 1958: 58th US Golf Open: Tommy Bolt shoots a 283 at Southern Hills in Tulsa
  • Jun 15, 1958: Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jun 16, 1958: Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia
  • Jun 17, 1958: Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy
  • Jun 20, 1958: The iron barque ''Omega'' of Callao, Peru (built in Scotland, 1887), sinks on passage carrying guano from the Pachacamac Islands for Huacho, the world’s last full rigged ship trading under sail alone.
  • Jun 21, 1958: French franc devalues
  • Jun 22, 1958: Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Jun 23, 1958: Foundation Praemium Erasmianum (Erasmus Prize) established
  • Jun 26, 1958: Gaston Eyskens becomes Premier of Belgium
  • Jun 27, 1958: Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) New York to London
  • Jun 28, 1958: Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
  • Jun 30, 1958: No Chemise, Please by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24
  • Jul 1, 1958: The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
  • Jul 3, 1958: Andy Williams Show premieres on ABC
  • Jul 4, 1958: 72nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: A Cooper beats N Fraser
  • Jul 5, 1958: 65th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Mortimer
  • Jul 6, 1958: Adolfo Lopez Mateos elected President of Mexico
  • Jul 7, 1958: William Shea outlines plans for a $12M stadium at Flushing Meadows, New York
  • Jul 8, 1958: 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore
  • Jul 9, 1958: Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock and ice into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain
  • Jul 10, 1958: Ex-king Norodom Sihanoek appointed Premier of Cambodia
  • Jul 11, 1958: Count Michael Rhédey von Kis-Rhéde, direct descendant of Samuel Aba, King of Hungary, at the age of 60 is pistol-whipped and murdered over a few hectares of land by Czechoslovak Communists during the collectivization process at his residence in Olcsvar, Slovakia.
  • Jul 12, 1958: Henri Cornelis becomes Governor-General of the Belgian Congo. He was the last Belgian governor of the Congo prior to independence.
  • Jul 13, 1958: 87th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham
  • Jul 14, 1958: Colonel Saddam Hussein and Iraqi army overthrows the monarchy
  • Jul 15, 1958: US marines deployed in Lebanon
  • Jul 17, 1958: King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan / Iraqi federation
  • Jul 19, 1958: Oh, Captain! closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 192 performances
  • Jul 20, 1958: 40th PGA Championship: Dow Finsterwald shoots a 276 at Llanerch Country Club - Pennsylvania
  • Jul 24, 1958: 14 people named 1st life peers in the UK
  • Jul 25, 1958: The African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou.
  • Jul 26, 1958: Army launches fourth US successful satellite, Explorer IV.
  • Jul 27, 1958: Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open
  • Jul 28, 1958: Baltimore Colts wins NFL-championship
  • Jul 29, 1958: Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running
  • Jul 31, 1958: Anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet
  • Aug 1, 1958: US atomic sub USS Nautilus 1st dives under North Pole
  • Aug 2, 1958: Jordan and Iraq disolve their Arab Federation, after 3 months
  • Aug 3, 1958: USS Nautilus begins 1st crossing of Arctic Ocean under icecap
  • Aug 4, 1958: Dumont TV Network crumbles
  • Aug 5, 1958: Atomic sub USS Nautilus completes 1st trip under North Pole
  • Aug 6, 1958: US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • Aug 10, 1958: Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Macktown Golf Open
  • Aug 14, 1958: Cleveland Indians' Vic Power steals home twice in one game.
  • Aug 15, 1958: 25th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 35, Detroit 19
  • Aug 17, 1958: Bonnie Hoffman wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open
  • Aug 18, 1958: Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, published
  • Aug 19, 1958: NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters.
  • Aug 20, 1958: Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st lefty catcher since 1906
  • Aug 21, 1958: KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions
  • Aug 23, 1958: China PR resumes fire on Quemoi and Matsoe
  • Aug 24, 1958: Fay Crocker wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • Aug 27, 1958: Clark Griffith says Senators will probably accept offer to move to Minnesota
  • Aug 28, 1958: Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out
  • Aug 29, 1958: George Harrison joins Quarrymen
  • Aug 30, 1958: September 1 – Notting Hill race riots: Riots between blacks and whites in Notting Hill, London.
  • Aug 31, 1958: A parcel bomb sent by Ngo Dinh Nhu, younger brother and chief adviser of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, fails to kill King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
  • Sep 1, 1958: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
  • Sep 2, 1958: Henry Verwoerd appointed Prime Minister of South Africa
  • Sep 5, 1958: Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak published in US
  • Sep 6, 1958: Mary Ann Mobley (Miss), 21, crowned 31st Miss America 1959
  • Sep 7, 1958: 72nd US Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene R Hard
  • Sep 8, 1958: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
  • Sep 9, 1958: Race riots in Notting Hill Gate, London
  • Sep 10, 1958: WJCT TV channel 7 in Jacksonville, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12, 1958: US Supreme Court orders Little Rock Ark high school to integrate
  • Sep 13, 1958: Braves Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times
  • Sep 14, 1958: Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jackson Golf Open
  • Sep 15, 1958: 48 die in a train crash in Elizabethport, New Jersey
  • Sep 20, 1958: Ferhat Abbas forms Algerian government in exile
  • Sep 21, 1958: First airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours, lands in Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Sep 22, 1958: KTVK TV channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 24, 1958: First welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Iowa, USA.
  • Sep 27, 1958: Typhoon Ida kills at least 1,269 in Honshū, Japan.
  • Sep 28, 1958: France adopts constitution
  • Sep 29, 1958: Studio One, TV Anthology Drama last airs on CBS-TV
  • Sep 30, 1958: The U.S.S.R. performs a nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya.
  • Oct 1, 1958: Inauguration of NASA
  • Oct 2, 1958: Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France
  • Oct 4, 1958: 12th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-3 at Montreal
  • Oct 5, 1958: KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 6, 1958: US nuclear sub USS Seawolfe remains record 60 days under pole
  • Oct 7, 1958: Potter Stewart appointed to US Supreme Court.
  • Oct 8, 1958: Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
  • Oct 9, 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.
  • Oct 11, 1958: Goldilocks opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
  • Oct 12, 1958: CVP wins municipal elections in Belgium
  • Oct 14, 1958: Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community.
  • Oct 15, 1958: Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
  • Oct 16, 1958: First broadcast of the long-running BBC Television children's programme ''Blue Peter''.ref name=quotPocket On This Dayquot
  • Oct 21, 1958: 1st women in English House of Lords
  • Oct 23, 1958: De Gaulle offers Algerians defiance peace of the brave
  • Oct 24, 1958: USSR lends Egypt 400 million rubles to build Aswan Dam
  • Oct 26, 1958: PanAm flies 1st transatlantic jet trip-NY to Paris
  • Oct 27, 1958: Gen Ayub Khan succeeds Iskander Mirza as President of Pakistan
  • Oct 28, 1958: Pete Runnels wins Comeback Player of Year (average went from .230 to .322)
  • Oct 29, 1958: Boris Pasternak refuses Nobel prize for literature
  • Nov 3, 1958: The new UNESCO building is inaugurated in Paris.
  • Nov 4, 1958: Angelo G Roncalli crowned as Pope John XXIII
  • Nov 5, 1958: Maria Golovin opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Nov 6, 1958: AL announces that Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
  • Nov 8, 1958: Maria Golovin closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Nov 10, 1958: WUFT TV channel 5 in Gainesville, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 11, 1958: La Plume de Ma Tante opens at Royale Theater NYC for 835 performances
  • Nov 12, 1958: Bob Turley of Yankees wins Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13, 1958: New York City Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
  • Nov 17, 1958: KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 18, 1958: Indians minority stockholders sell their stock to William Delay
  • Nov 22, 1958: The Menzies Liberal government in Australia is re-elected for a fifth term.
  • Nov 23, 1958: The radio version of ''Have Gun - Will Travel'' premieres. It is one of the last dramas to go on the air on commercial radio. Only some NPR stations will broadcast radio dramas in years to come.
  • Nov 24, 1958: Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community.
  • Nov 25, 1958: Senegal becomes an autonomous state in the French Community.
  • Nov 27, 1958: USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany.
  • Nov 28, 1958: AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
  • Nov 29, 1958: 46th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 35-28
  • Nov 30, 1958: WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 1, 1958: Flower Drum Song opens at St. James Theater NYC for 602 performances
  • Dec 2, 1958: KNOP TV channel 2 in North Platte, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 3, 1958: Indonesian parliament accepts nationalisation of Dutch businesses.
  • Dec 4, 1958: Finnish government of Fagerholm resigns.
  • Dec 5, 1958: WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 6, 1958: US lunar probe Pioneer 3 reaches 107,269 km, falls back.
  • Dec 9, 1958: Robert H W Welch Jr and 11 other men meet in Indianapolis, Indiana to form the anti-Communist John Birch Society.
  • Dec 10, 1958: University of Pittsburgh agrees to buy Forbes Field from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Dec 11, 1958: 4th (last) Dutch government of Drees falls.
  • Dec 12, 1958: Dutch Social Democratic Party-ministers / Premier Drees dismissed
  • Dec 14, 1958: The 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first expedition to reach The Pole of Relative Inaccessibility in the Antarctic.
  • Dec 15, 1958: Arthur L. Schawlow and Charles H. Townes of Bell Laboratories publish a paper in ''Physical Review Letters'' setting out the principles of the optical laser.
  • Dec 16, 1958: A fire breaks out in the Vida Department Store in Bogota, Colombia and kills 84 persons.
  • Dec 18, 1958: 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower
  • Dec 19, 1958: First radio broadcast from space (recorded Christmas message by President Eisenhower: "To all mankind, America's wish for Peace on Earth and Good Will to Men Everywhere").
  • Dec 21, 1958: Charles De Gaulle wins seven-year term as first President of 5th Republic of France.
  • Dec 22, 1958: Chipmunk Song reaches #1
  • Dec 23, 1958: Party with Comden & Green opens at John Golden NYC for 38 performances
  • Dec 24, 1958: A BOAC Bristol Britannia (312 G-AOVD) crashes near Winkton, England during a test flight.
  • Dec 25, 1958: Tchaikovsky's ballet ''The Nutcracker'' (the George Balanchine version) is shown on prime-time television in color for the first time, as an episode of the CBS anthology series ''Playhouse 90''.
  • Dec 28, 1958: Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) hit #1
  • Dec 29, 1958: Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 31, 1958: Cubans Dictator Batista flees
  • Jan 4, 1958: Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, falls to Earth from orbit.


What does the year 1958 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1958 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 59th year of the 20th century and the 8th year of the 1950s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1957 and precedes 1959.

calendars for year 1958

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