What Happened on December 5, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Phils drop plans for NY sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Philadelphia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • The Preston bypass, the UK's first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.
  • WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Erickson, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67