What Happened in July 1958

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
  • Jul 2 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • Jul 3 "Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 72nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ashley Cooper beats N Fraser (3-6 6-3 6-4 13-11)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • Jul 5 65th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Mortimer (8-6 6-2)
  • Jul 5 J Pengel forms government/Emanuels premier of Suriname
  • Jul 5 First ascent of Gasherbrum I, 11th highest peak on the earth.
  • Jul 6 Adolfo Lopez Mateos elected President of Mexico
  • Jul 7 C A Milton scores 104* on Test Cricket debut, England v NZ Headingley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jul 7 William Shea outlines plans for a $12M stadium at Flushing Meadows NY
  • Jul 8 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt
  • Jul 9 Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock & ice into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain
  • Jul 10 1st parking meter installed in England (625 installed)
  • Jul 10 Ex-king Norodom Sihanoek appointed premier of Cambodia
  • Jul 12 "Li'l Abner" closes at St James Theater NYC after 693 performances
  • Jul 12 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 13 13th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jul 13 87th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham
  • Jul 13 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 14 General Abdul K Kassem forms a military government in Iraq overthrowing the monarchy
  • Jul 14 Pope Pius XII publishes his 39th & last encyclical Meminisse juvat
  • Jul 15 President Eisenhower sends US troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months
  • Jul 17 King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation
  • Jul 17 Peter Shaffer's "Five Finger Exercise" premieres in London
  • Jul 17 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Enwetak
  • Jul 18 6th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Cardiff, Wales
  • Jul 19 "Oh, Captain!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 192 performances
  • Jul 19 45th Tour de France won by Charly Gaul of Luxembourg
  • Jul 20 40th PGA Championship: Dow Finsterwald shoots a 276 at Llanerch CC PA
  • Jul 20 Betty Jameson/Mary Lena Faulk wins Homestead 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • Jul 20 King Hussein of Jordan breaks off diplomatic relations with UAR
  • Jul 22 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
  • Jul 23 1st 4 women named to peerage in House of Lords
  • Jul 24 14 people named 1st life peers in UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jul 24 Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row
  • Jul 25 The African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou.
  • Jul 26 Army launches 4th US successful satellite, Explorer IV
  • Jul 26 6th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games close in Cardiff, Wales
  • Jul 27 Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open
  • Jul 28 Baltimore Colts wins NFL-championship
  • Jul 29 US President Eisenhower signs into law National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958
  • Jul 29 Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running in San Francisco
  • Jul 31 Anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Nancy Lieberman Cline, Bkln, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury) (Oly-S-76)
  • Jul 2 Thomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop
  • Jul 3 Aaron Tippin, singer (You've Got to Stand for Something), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Jul 3 Robert Foth, air rifle (Olympics-1988, 92, 96), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 3 Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist
  • Jul 3 Siân Lloyd, Welsh weather presenter
  • Jul 4 Kirk Pengilly, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 5 Meredith Ann Pierce, US, sci-fi author (Darkangel)
  • Jul 5 Patsy Pease, Winston-Salem NC, actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives)
  • Jul 5 Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor
  • Jul 5 Bill Watterson, American cartoonist
  • Jul 6 Jennifer Saunders, Sleaford England, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
  • Jul 6 Mark Benson, cricketer (played Test England v India 1986, 30 & 21)
  • Jul 6 Ossie Moore, Murwillumbah NSW, Australian golfer
  • Jul 7 Michael Marx, Portland Or, US fencer-epee (Olympic-84, 88, 92, 96)
  • Jul 8 Carlos Cavazo, rocker (Quiet Riot - Metal Health)
  • Jul 8 Fred Young, Glasgow Ky, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
  • Jul 8 Kevin Bacon, actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 8 Tzipi Livni, Israeli politician, born in Te Aviv
  • Jul 8 Andreas Carlgren, Swedish politician
  • Jul 9 Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jul 10 Béla Fleck, American musician
  • Jul 10 Fiona Shaw, Irish actress
  • Jul 11 Mark Lester, Oxford England, actor (Oliver!, Prince & Pauper)
  • Jul 11 Ray Dodds, rocker (Fairground Attraction-You Send Me)
  • Jul 11 Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer
  • Jul 12 Tonya Lee Williams, Canadian actress
  • Jul 13 Joy Scott, American jockey, born in California
  • Jul 14 Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist.
  • Jul 15 Daniel Bruce Forsman, Rhinelander WI, PGA golfer (1992 Buick Open)
  • Jul 15 Mac Thornberry, American politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 16 Michael Flatley, Irish choreographer (Lord of Dance), born in Chicago, Illinois

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley
  • Jul 16 Pierre Roland Renoir, Canadian artist
  • Jul 16 Mike D. Rogers, American politician
  • Jul 17 Wong Kar-wai, Chinese film director (In the Mood for Love), born in Shanghai
  • Jul 18 Margo [AM] Vliegenthart, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • Jul 18 Nigel Twist, Manchester, rock drummer (Alarm-In the Summertime)
  • Jul 19 Robert Gibson, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 19 David Robertson, American symphony orchestra conductor
  • Jul 20 Mick MacNeil, Scottish musician (Simple Minds), born on the Isle of Barra
  • Jul 22 Sandra Elizabeth Greenberg, playmate (June, 1987), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Jul 22 David Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1984)
  • Jul 23 Kenneth J Green, Danbury CT, PGA golfer (1985 Buick Open)
  • Jul 23 Lydia Cornell, actress (Sara Rush-Too Close for Comfort), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jul 24 Mick Karn [Andonis Michaelides], English musician (Japan), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2011)
  • Jul 24 Pam Tills, Country music artist
  • Jul 25 Henk Wanders, Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • Jul 25 Thurston Moore, US guitarist/songwriter (Sonic Youth)
  • Jul 26 Ramona Neubert, German DR, long jumper/pentathlete (Oly-4th-80)
  • Jul 26 Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist
  • Jul 27 Christopher Dean, Olympics skater (Torvill & Dean/Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Jul 28 Terry Fox [Terrance Stanley], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
  • Jul 28 Michael Hitchcock, American actor
  • Jul 30 Daley Thompson, Decathalete (Olympic-gold-1980, 1984), born in London, England
  • Jul 30 Kate Bush, Plumstead England, singer/songwriter (Wild Things, Wuthering Heights)
  • Jul 30 Richard Burgi, actor (Chad Rollo-Another World), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jul 31 Bill Berry, US pop drummer (REM-Sentimental Hygiene)
  • Jul 31 Wallace Kurth, actor (Days of Our Lives, Ned/Ed-General Hospital)
  • Jul 31 Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 19 NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds first wife Dorothy Bartish

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Apie [Adrian P] Prince, Dutch writer (I Go Me Own Way), dies
  • Jul 1 Harry Nicholls Holmes, Dr (crystallized vitamin A), dies at 78
  • Jul 1 Rudolf von Laban, Czech/Ger choreographer (modern dance), dies at 78
  • Jul 4 Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam), dies at 79
  • Jul 7 Raymond Hackett, dies at 55
  • Jul 11 Karel Wellens, Flemish painter, dies at 69
  • Jul 13 Karl Erb, German tenor, dies on 81st birthday
  • Jul 14 Abdoel Illah, crown prince of Iraq, murdered
  • Jul 14 Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58), assassinated at Baghdad
  • Jul 14 Franciscus J Feron, vicar-general of Roermond, dies at 62
  • Jul 14 Noeri el-Said, premier of Iraq, murdered
  • Jul 15 Julia Lennon, mother of Beatle John, dies in an auto accident
  • Jul 15 Nuries-Said, Iraqi soldier/statesman, assassinated, dies
  • Jul 18 Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker), dies at 84
  • Jul 18 John Gobau, Flem/Dutch actor (Death of Business Traveller), dies at 67
  • Jul 19 Robert Earl Hughes, weighed 1,041 lbs (473 kg), dies at 32
  • Jul 20 Franklin Pangborn, dies at 69
  • Jul 22 Karl Nunes, cricketer (1st WI Test captain 1928), dies
  • Jul 22 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, dies at 62
  • Jul 25 Harry Warner, US movie pioneer (Warner Bros), dies at 81
  • Jul 27 Claire Chennault, American military leader (b. 1893)
  • Jul 29 Charles O'Malley, actor in silent westerns (Iron Horse), dies at 61
  • Jul 30 Alexander Albrecht, composer, dies at 72