What Happened in November 1958

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Nov 3 USSR performs nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 4 Angelo G Roncalli crowned as pope John XXIII

  • Nov 4 Belgian minority government of Gaston Eyskens resigns
  • Nov 4 Democrats win US congressional election
  • Nov 5 "Maria Golovin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Nov 5 KGLD (now KSNG) TV channel 11 in Garden City, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 6 AL announces that KC will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
  • Nov 6 Belgium government of Eyskens & Lilar forms
  • Nov 6 Wilber Snyder beats V Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • Nov 8 "Maria Golovin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Nov 8 15th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 40-14 in Baltimore
  • Nov 10 Bertolt Brecht's play " The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" premieres in Stuttgart, West Germany
  • Nov 10 WUFT TV channel 5 in Gainesville, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 11 "La Plume de Ma Tante" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 835 performances
  • Nov 11 AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
  • Nov 12 Bob Turley of Yankees wins Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
  • Nov 17 KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 18 1st true reservoir in Jerusalem opens
  • Nov 18 Indians minority stockholders sell their stock to William Delay
  • Nov 19 First 2 F-27 Fokker's Friendships delivered on Aer Lingus
  • Nov 24 Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community
  • Nov 25 Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
  • Nov 27 USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany
  • Nov 28 AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
  • Nov 28 Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community
  • Nov 28 Congo & Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
  • Nov 28 George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Nov 28 KCOO (now KABY) TV channel 9 in Aberdeen, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 28 Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, v India at Bombay
  • Nov 28 US reports 1st full-range firing of an ICBM
  • Nov 29 46th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 35-28
  • Nov 29 23rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 14-8 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 1st US guided missile destroyer launched - the Dewey at Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • Nov 30 WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Rachel Ticotin, American actress (Grace-For Love & Honor, Total Recall), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 1 Jim Steinmeyer, Illusion creator
  • Nov 2 Willie McGee, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals, NL MVP-1985), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 3 Andrew Mapple, US water skier
  • Nov 3 Sue Daniels, Adelaide Australia, golfer (1983 Victorian Amateur Champ)
  • Nov 4 Anne Sweeney, American television executive
  • Nov 5 Don Falcone, American musician and producer
  • Nov 5 Robert Patrick, American actor
  • Nov 6 Trace Beaulieu, American actor
  • Nov 7 Jack Wyngaard, South African dancer (d. 1996)
  • Nov 7 Lori Saldaña, American politician
  • Nov 8 Terry Lee Miall, England, rock drummer (Adam & The Ants)
  • Nov 8 Don Byron, American clarinetist
  • Nov 10 George Lowe, American voice actor
  • Nov 10 Massimo Morsello, Italian singer
  • Nov 10 Brooks Williams, American musician
  • Nov 10 Stephen Herek, American film director
  • Nov 11 Luz Casal, Spanish singer
  • Nov 11 Carlos Lacamara, Cuban-born American Actor
  • Nov 12 Nick Stellino, Italian-American television chef
  • Nov 13 Linda Jackson, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 14 Lynda Lehmann, Karoonda Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 15 Marty Davis, American tennis star, born in San Jose, California
  • Nov 16 Harry Rushakoff, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
  • Nov 16 Marg Helgenberger, North Bend Nebraska, actress (China Beach)
  • Nov 16 Roberto Guerrero, Medelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)
  • Nov 16 Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic
  • Nov 17 Allison Finney, Winnetka IL, LPGA golfer (1989 Standard Register)
  • Nov 17 Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Oak Park Ill, actress (Color of Money)
  • Nov 18 Oscar Nunez, Cuban American actor
  • Nov 19 Charlie Kaufman, American screenwriter (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), born in New York City
  • Nov 19 Michael Wilbon, sports analyst
  • Nov 19 Terrence "T.C." Carson, American actor
  • Nov 20 Rickson Gracie, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist
  • Nov 21 Evert van Benthem, Dutch skater (11 Cities Skating Race, 1985, 86)
  • Nov 21 Frank Edmonds, Thunder Bay Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Alberta)
  • Nov 21 Tim Robinson, cricketer (solid England opener in 29 Tests 1984-89)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 22 Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress (Halloween, True Lies), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Nov 22 Lee Guetterman, pitcher (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Nov 23 David Wallace, actor (General Hospital, Babysitter, Humongus), born in Miami, Florida
  • Nov 23 Martin Snedden, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer of 80's)
  • Nov 24 Alain Chabat, actor (French Twist, Six Days Six Night)
  • Nov 24 Carmel, [McCourt], England, rocker (Storm, More More More)
  • Nov 24 Roy Aitken, Scottish former footballer
  • Nov 25 Gary Coveyou, musician (Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods)
  • Nov 26 Steve Buyer, (Rep-R-Indiana)
  • Nov 27 Julia Celotto, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz/Pismo-9th-1994), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 27 Mike Scioscia, baseball player (LA Dodgers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 28 Dave Righetti, baseball pitcher (Yankees, Giants), born in San Jose, California

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • Nov 28 David Van Day, rocker (Dollar-Loves Gotta Hold on Me)
  • Nov 28 Kriss Akabusi, Great Britain, 4X400 runner (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • Nov 28 Tim Mullens, Dutch singer/guitarist (Ivy green)
  • Nov 28 Georges Rutaganda, Rwandan war criminal
  • Nov 29 Pamela Prati, Million $ Cap (1984)/actress, born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 29 Mario Petrucci, Anglo-Italian Poet and Ecologist
  • Nov 30 Juliette Bergmann, Dutch bodybuilder
  • Nov 30 Stacey Q, American singer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 26 Model Bettie Page (35) weds Armond Walterson in Florida

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Adam von Ahn Carse, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 3 Harry Revel, movie composer (Sitting Pretty, Gay Divorcee), dies
  • Nov 6 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 13 Bart A van der Leck, Dutch painter (Style), dies at 81
  • Nov 15 Tyrone Power, American actor (The Mark of Zorro), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Nov 16 Warner Fabian, [S Adams], US author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87
  • Nov 17 Mort Cooper, baseball player (b. 1913)
  • Nov 18 Sivert Samuelson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1910), dies
  • Nov 21 Mel Ott, NY Giant baseball star (1926-1947), dies at 49
  • Nov 24 Edgar A Robert Cecil viscount of Chelwood, (Nobel 1937), dies at 94
  • Nov 25 Charles F Kettering, invented auto self-starter, dies at 82
  • Nov 27 Artur Rodzinski, Polish conductor/composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 30 Hubert Wilkins, Australian polar explorer (b. 1888)