What Happened in September 1958

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
  • Sep 1 St Louis Card Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a record 9 men in a shutout
  • Sep 2 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Sep 2 Hendrik Verwoerd appointed Prime Minister of South Africa
  • Sep 2 KAYS TV channel 7 in Hays, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 2 Minn announces $9 million bond issue to improve Metropolitan Stadium
  • Sep 2 National Defense Education Act was signed
  • Sep 2 U.S. Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew lost.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 "Doctor Zhivago" novel by Boris Pasternak published in US

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • Sep 5 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, NC
  • Sep 5 WKPC TV channel 15 in Louisville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 6 Mary Ann Mobley (Miss), 21, crowned 31st Miss America 1959
  • Sep 6 US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 78th U.S. Men's National Championship: Ashley Cooper beats Malcolm Anderson (6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 10-8, 8-6)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 72nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (3-6, 6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • Sep 8 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
  • Sep 8 Oman turns over Gwadur (on Baluchistan coast) to Pakistan
  • Sep 8 Paul Anka opens Asian tour in Tokyo

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 9 Pirate Roberto Clemente ties record of 3 triples in a game

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Sep 9 Race riots in Notting Hill Gate, London
  • Sep 10 WJCT TV channel 7 in Jacksonville, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Sep 12 US Supreme Court orders Little Rock Ark high school to integrate
  • Sep 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Jack Kilby demonstrates his first integrated circuit (IC) to his supervisor

Engineer Jack Kilby
Jack Kilby
  • Sep 13 Braves Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times
  • Sep 13 Queen Juliana christens passenger ship Rotterdam
  • Sep 14 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jackson Golf Open
  • Sep 14 WTAE TV channel 4 in Pittsburgh, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 14 Yankees win 24th pennant, & 9th under Casey Stengel
  • Sep 14 Two rockets designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, the first German post-war rockets, reach the upper atmosphere.
  • Sep 15 Commuter train crashes through drawbridge, killing 48 (Elizabethport, NJ)
  • Sep 17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 18 The Fresno Drop: Bank of America mails out 60,000 BankAmericards in Fresco, California, the first credit card (later renamed VISA)
  • Sep 20 Baltimore Oriole knuckler Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits NY Yankees 1-0
  • Sep 20 Ferhat Abbas forms Algerian government in exile (Cairo)
  • Sep 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 21 1st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours, lands, Dallas Tx
  • Sep 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 22 KTVK TV channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 22 US nuclear subne USS Skate remains 31 days under Pole (record)
  • Sep 23 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Sep 23 Stravinsky's "Thieni" premieres in Venice
  • Sep 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 24 1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Ia
  • Sep 24 Donna Reed Show premieres on ABC
  • Sep 26 Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (Britain) in 18th America's Cup
  • Sep 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 28 France adopts constitution
  • Sep 28 Guinea votes for independence from France
  • Sep 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 28 USAF selects Thor over Jupiter rocket for mass production as ICBM's
  • Sep 29 "Studio One" TV Anthology Drama last airs on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran peaks at #8
  • Sep 29 "Texan" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 French Guinee becomes independent republic Guinea
  • Sep 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (d. 2002)
  • Sep 2 Marlene Janssen, Rock Island Ill, playmate (Nov, 1982)
  • Sep 4 Ray Freeman, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Coast Carolina), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Sep 4 Shiro Koshinaka, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • Sep 4 George Hurley, American drummer (Minutemen)
  • Sep 6 Jeff Foxworthy, comedian (Jeff Foxworthy-The Jeff Foxworthy Show)
  • Sep 6 Michael Winslow, American actor and comedian (Police Academy), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Sep 6 Buster Bloodvessel [Douglas Trendle], English singer (Bad Manners), born in London
  • Sep 6 Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer
  • Sep 7 D Elmina Davies, filmmaker
  • Sep 7 Nadieh, Dutch singer/guitarist/composer (Haifa Blue)
  • Sep 8 David Lewis, guitarist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • Sep 8 Michael Lardie, American musician
  • Sep 8 Mitsuru Miyamoto, Japanese voice actor
  • Sep 10 Chris Columbus, writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months)
  • Sep 11 Don Slaught, catcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 11 Mick Talbot, rock keyboardist (Style Council-You're the Best Thing)
  • Sep 11 Scott Patterson, American actor
  • Sep 11 Roxann Dawson, American actress
  • Sep 11 Phoef Sutton, American television writer and producer
  • Sep 12 Gregg Edelman, actor (Green Card), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 12 Wilfredo Benitez, PR, boxer (world champ at 17y176d)
  • Sep 13 Ann Dusenberry, actress (Jaws 2, Lies, Basic Training), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Sep 14 John Bennett Herrington, Wetumka OK, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
  • Sep 15 Lesley Player, Redhill England, Sarah Fergusson's father's lover
  • Sep 15 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Wanna Hold Your Hand, Bossom Buddies), born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 15 Dr. Know, American guitarist (Bad Brains)
  • Sep 16 Jennifer Tilly, American actress (Let it Ride, Off Beat, Psycho II), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 16 Orel Hershiser, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians)
  • Sep 16 Terry McBride, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You), born in Austin, Texas
  • Sep 16 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer
  • Sep 17 Daniel Nunez, Cuba, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Sep 18 John Aldridge, Irish footballer
  • Sep 18 Don Geronimo, American radio personality
  • Sep 19 Lita Ford, vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways), born in London, England
  • Sep 19 Kevin Hooks, actor (Sounder, Aaron Loves Angela), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 19 Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian boxer
  • Sep 20 Marty Schiene, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Illinois Open), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 21 Rick Mahorn, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • Sep 21 Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
  • Sep 22 Vasili Yuriyevich Lukiyanyuk, Russian cosmonaut
  • Sep 22 Joan Jett, American singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll), born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 22 Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor (The Prayer), born in Lajatico, Italy

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli
  • Sep 22 Neil Cavuto, American television commentator
  • Sep 23 Larry Hogan Mize, PGA golfer (1987 Masters), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Sep 23 Danielle Dax, British musician
  • Sep 23 Marvin Lewis, American football coach
  • Sep 24 Kevin Sorbo, actor (Hercules Legendary Journeys, Kull The Conquerer)
  • Sep 25 Michael Madsen, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Straight Talk), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 25 Eamonn Healy, Irish chemist
  • Sep 26 Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American politician
  • Sep 27 Shaun Cassidy, American actor/singer (Hardy Boys, Breaking Away), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 28 Angella Issajenko, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • Sep 28 Lory Del Santo, Verona Italy, Miss Italy (1980)
  • Sep 28 Med Lucart, rock musician (Wall of Voodoo)
  • Sep 30 Christopher Cass, Cold Spring Harbor NY, actor (Jack Forbes-Loving)
  • Sep 30 Marty Stuart, Philadelphia Miss, country singer (Hillbilly Rock)
  • Sep 30 Nona Garson, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 30 Rodwell Biggie Tembo Marasha, musician

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 22 Film director Sydney Pollack (24) weds actress Claire Bradley Griswold (22)

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 9 Charles Macartney, cricket (35 Tests 1907-26, 2131 runs 45 wkts), dies
  • Sep 11 Robert Lach, Austrian composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Robert W. Service, Scottish-born Canadian poet (b. 1874)
  • Sep 11 Camillien Houde, French Canadian politician (b. 1889)
  • Sep 17 Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi, dies at 70
  • Sep 17 Friedrich Adolf Paneth, Austrian/British chemist, dies at 71
  • Sep 25 John B Watson, US psychologist/behaviorist, dies at 80
  • Sep 26 Carl Brisson, actor (Ship Cafe, Ring, Song of Soho), dies at 64
  • Sep 29 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 30 Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph-stipulation), dies at 79