What Happened in 1958 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 600

  • Apr 24 Lee Walls hits 3 HRs, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2
  • Apr 28 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Apr 28 Vanguard TV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 US Vice President Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 30 Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • May 1 Ambonese rebellion bombed Ambon/conquer Morotai
  • May 1 Arturo Frondizi sworn in as President of Argentina
  • May 2 Yanks threaten to broadcast games nationwide if NL goes ahead with plans to broadcast, games into NYC
  • May 3 84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05
  • May 3 WINS suspends Alan Freed for causing a riot in Boston, he quits
  • May 4 Alberto Lleras Camargo chosen president of Colombia
  • May 5 KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 5 Pulitzer prize awarded to James Agee for (Death in the Family)
  • May 5 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • May 7 US Air Force Major Howard Johnson sets world aircraft altitude record in a Lockhead F-104 Starfighter at 27,810 m

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 8 US President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock, Arkansas

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • May 8 VP Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 8 "Dracula", starring Christopher Lee as the eponymous vampire, debuts

  • May 9 Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship

Film release premierFilm Release

May 9 Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo", starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released

  • May 11 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
  • May 11 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • May 11 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • May 12 "Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #40
  • May 12 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • May 13 French settlers riot against French army in Algeria
  • May 13 Jordan & Iraq form Arab Federation
  • May 13 Pierre Pflimlin forms French government
  • May 13 Rioters attack US VP Richard Nixon in Venezuela

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 13 Stan Musial is 8th to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • May 13 The trade mark Velcro is registered.
  • May 15 USSR launches Sputnik III

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 15 "Gigi" based on the story by Colette, directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier premieres in New York (Best Picture 1959)

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
  • May 16 Maj Irwin, USAF, flies a Lockheed Starfight F-104 A to a record 1,404.18 MPH
  • May 16 Eli Beeding experiences 83 g deceleration on a rocket sled, New Mexico
  • May 17 83rd Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 1:57.2
  • May 17 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Algeria
  • May 18 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
  • May 18 11th Cannes Film Festival: "The Cranes Are Flying" directed by Mikhail Kalatozov wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 19 Premiere of Harold Pinter's play "Birthday Party" in London
  • May 19 South Pacific soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
  • May 19 US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
  • May 20 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • May 21 Indonesian paratroopers reconquers Morotai Island
  • May 21 US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)
  • May 23 US schools 1st use Cliff's Notes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 23 Mao Zedong starts "Great leap forward" movement in China

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • May 23 Explorer 1 ceases transmission.
  • May 24 "New Girl in Town" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 432 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 24 Cuban President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • May 24 UP & International News Service merge into United Press International
  • May 26 Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed
  • May 26 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • May 26 Union Square, SF becomes state historical landmark
  • May 27 Ernest Green & 600 whites graduate from Little Rock's Central HS
  • May 27 Vanguard SLV-1 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
  • May 27 Maiden flight of the F-4 Phantom II
  • May 28 French government of Pflimlin resigns/200,000 demonstrate against De Gaulle
  • May 28 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
  • May 28 3rd European Cup: Real Madrid beats Milan 3-2 at Brussels
  • May 30 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • May 30 Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II & Korean War buried in Arlington
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Bryan wins in 3:44:21.064 (215.316 km/h)
  • May 31 Dick Dale invents "surf music" with "Let's Go Trippin"
  • May 31 US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)
  • May 31 57th Men's French Championships: Mervyn Rose beats Luis Ayala (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
  • May 31 57th Women's French Championships: Zsuzsi Kormoczy beats Shirley Bloomer (6-4, 1-6, 6-2)
  • Jun 1 Belgian christian-democrats win parliamentary election

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 1 Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Jun 1 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Gatlinburg Golf Open
  • Jun 2 Alan Freed joins WABC (NYC) radio
  • Jun 2 Brooks Robinson hits into 1st of record 4 triple plays

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 2 Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Jun 3 Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers
  • Jun 4 French premier Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers
  • Jun 4 SF Giants Hank Sauer & B Schmidt are 2nd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Jun 6 Ozzie Virgil is 1st black to play as a Tiger
  • Jun 6 Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French
  • Jun 7 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 7 Battles between Turkish & Greeks Cypriots break out

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 8 4th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jun 9 "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Jun 11 UN Security council sends observers to Lebanon
  • Jun 12 "Make Me Laugh" TV Game Show last airs on ABC-TV, syndicated 1979
  • Jun 13 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster Ca
  • Jun 14 58th US Golf Open: Tommy Bolt shoots a 283 at Southern Hills in Tulsa
  • Jun 14 British parachutists lands on Cyprus
  • Jun 15 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jun 16 "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #46
  • Jun 16 Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia
  • Jun 17 Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy
  • Jun 17 The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day
  • Jun 20 NZ all out 47 v England at Lord's, Laker 4-13, Lock 5-17
  • Jun 21 French franc devalues
  • Jun 22 Game in KC between A's & Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado
  • Jun 22 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Jun 23 Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers
  • Jun 23 US Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2½ years in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jun 23 Foundation Praemium Erasmianum (Erasmus Prize) established

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 723

  • Apr 4 Derek Kallicharran, cricket all-rounder (Guyana, USA 1994 ICC Trophy)
  • Apr 4 Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist
  • Apr 4 John Wesley Jones, Lawton Ok, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Apr 4 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (d. 1990)
  • Apr 5 Cammie Lusko, Guinness' World Strongest Woman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 5 Johan Kriek, South Africa, tennis player (US Indoor 1982)
  • Apr 7 Alexandra Neil, actress (Rose-Guiding Light), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 7 Tony Aire, rocker (Adventures-Sea of Love)
  • Apr 9 Tony Sibson, English boxer, born in Leicester
  • Apr 10 Ken Griffy, baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yanks)
  • Apr 10 Bob Bell, British engineer
  • Apr 10 Yefim Bronfman, Russian-born pianist
  • Apr 11 Sally Clark, Feilding NZ, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Apr 11 Stuart Adamson, rock vocalist/guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • Apr 11 Brynn Hartman, American murderer (d. 1998)
  • Apr 12 Tony James, rock bassist (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • Apr 12 Will Sergeant, rock guitarist (Echo & Bunnymen-Killing Moon)
  • Apr 12 Howard Stableford, English actor and host
  • Apr 13 Randy Piper, heavy metal rocker (Wasp-Wildchild)
  • Apr 14 Michael Patrick Hulbert, Elmira NY, PGA golfer (1989 BC Open)
  • Apr 14 John D'Aquino, American actor
  • Apr 15 John Bracewell, NZ cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's)
  • Apr 15 Matt Reid, rock keyboardist (Berlin-Takes Your Breathe Away)
  • Apr 15 Dolores Gordon-Smith, British Writer
  • Apr 15 Noni Ιoannidou, Greek fashion model and actress
  • Apr 15 Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer
  • Apr 16 Philip Bainbridge, British cricketeer
  • Apr 17 Sergei Yuriyevich Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut
  • Apr 18 Bernadette Robi, model/ex-wife of football player Lynn Swann
  • Apr 18 Lee Pattinson, rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
  • Apr 18 Malcolm Marshall, cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker)
  • Apr 20 Viacheslav Fetisov, Moscow, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Detroit)
  • Apr 21 Andie MacDowell, [Rosali Anderson], SC, actress (Green Card) [or 2/12]
  • Apr 21 Kyle Stevens, LPGA golfer
  • Apr 21 Mike Barson, rock keyboardist (Madness)
  • Apr 21 Michael Zarnock, American author and columnist
  • Apr 21 Yoshito Usui, Japanese manga artist
  • Apr 22 Ashraf Ali, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistani mid-80s)
  • Apr 22 Ken Olandt, actor (April Fool's Day, Imposter, Leprechaun)
  • Apr 23 Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic music composer
  • Apr 24 Fernando Luna, Spain, tennis star
  • Apr 24 Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer
  • Apr 24 Brian Paddick, British former deputy assistant commissioner and most senior openly gay police officer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 25 Christa Johnson, American LPGA golfer (1990 Atlantic City Classic), born in Arcata, California

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • Apr 25 Fish, [Derek William Dick], Scottish vocalist (Marillion-Sugar Mice)
  • Apr 26 Giancarlo Esposito, actor (Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of NY)
  • Apr 26 Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries, racing driver
  • Apr 26 John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute
  • Apr 26 Jeffrey Guterman, American mental health counselor
  • Apr 27 Keith Denunzio, rocker
  • Apr 28 Hal Evan Sutton, PGA golfer (1982 Walt Disney), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Apr 28 Nancy Lee Grahn, actress (Santa Barbara)
  • Apr 29 Eve Plumb, actress (Jan-Brady Bunch, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka), born in Burbank, California
  • Apr 29 Michelle Pfeiffer, Midway City California, actress (Married to the Mob)
  • Apr 29 Simon Edwards, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • Apr 29 Gary Cohen, Baseball broadcaster
  • Apr 30 Charles Berling, French actor, director and screenwriter
  • May 2 Kim Jones, Sonoma California, 5k runner
  • May 3 Kevin Kilner, American actor
  • May 3 Sandi Toksvig, Danish comedian and radio presenter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 4 Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review) and social activist, born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • May 5 Ron Arad, Israeli aircraft navigator missing in action.
  • May 6 Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • May 8 Lovie Smith, American football coach
  • May 9 Esko Rechardt, Finland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • May 10 Ellen Ochoa, PhD/Astronaut (STS 56, 66), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 10 Jeannette Kohlhaas, LPGA golfer
  • May 10 Margaret Ward, LPGA golfer
  • May 10 Rick Santorum, (Rep-R-Penn)
  • May 10 Yu Suzuki, Japanese creator of Virtua Fighter series
  • May 11 Peter Antonie, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • May 11 Walt Terrell, baseball player
  • May 12 Beth Maitland, actress (Traci-Young & Restless)
  • May 12 Christian Brando, son of Marlon/killed sisters boyfriend
  • May 12 Kim Greist, Stamford CT, actress (CHUD, Brazil, Payoff, Manhunter)
  • May 12 Andreas Petroulakis, Greek political caricaturist
  • May 12 Eric Singer, American drummer
  • May 13 Frances Barber, Wolverhampton England, actress (Castaway)
  • May 14 Christine Brennan, American sports columnist
  • May 15 Ron Simmons, American professional wrestler
  • May 16 Glenn Gregory, rock vocalist (Heeaven 17-Electric Dreams)
  • May 17 Vincent Henar, Surinam, bassist (Fra Fra Sound)
  • May 18 Ray Donaldson, NFL center (Dallas Cowboys)
  • May 18 Toyah Wilcox, rocker (I Want to Be Free), born in Birmingham, England
  • May 20 Jane Wiedlin, Wisc, singer/guitarist (GoGos, Fur, Rush Hour)
  • May 20 Mike Engleman, Sonoma California, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • May 20 Ronald Prescot Reagan Jr, LA, TV host (Ron Reagon Show) and son of Ronald and Nancy Reagon
  • May 21 Monte Lynch, cricketer (Surrey batsman, WI Rebel, England ODI player)
  • May 21 Jefery Levy, American television director
  • May 21 Sabine Bischoff, Tauberbischofsheim, Germany, fencer (Oly Gld 1984), (d. 2013)
  • May 23 Shelly West, country singer (Red Hot, West by West), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 23 Thomas Reiter, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 23 Drew Carey, American actor & comedian (Drew-Drew Carey Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Actor and Comedian Drew Carey
Actor and Comedian
Drew Carey
  • May 23 Mitch Albom, American writer
  • May 23 François Feldman, French singer
  • May 25 Dorothy Straight, 4 year old author (How World Begun)
  • May 25 Paul Weller, guitar (Jam-This is Modern World, Style Council)
  • May 27 Linnea Quigley, Davenport Iowa, actress (Night of Demons, Virgin High)
  • May 27 Neil Finn, rocker (Split Enz-I Got You, Crowded House)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 29 Annette Bening, American actress (Grifters, Bugsy, American Beauty), born in Topeka, Kansas

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 221 of 221

  • 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)
  • Dec 5 Ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67
  • Dec 6 Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, dies at 62
  • Dec 8 Tris Speaker, American baseball player (b. 1888)
  • Dec 10 Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician, dies at 72
  • Dec 10 Adolfo Camarillo, American horse breeder (b.1864)
  • Dec 13 Ahmed Mukhtar Baban, premier of Iraq, executed
  • Dec 13 Barhanuddin Bashajan, Iraqi minister of Foreign affairs, executed
  • Dec 13 Brand Dirck Ochse, film/bioscope pioneer (Polygoon), dies at 66
  • Dec 13 Rafiq Aref, Iraqi chief-staff Arabs Statenbond, executed
  • Dec 13 Tim Moore, actor (Kingfish-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 70
  • Dec 13 Tim Moore, American actor (b. 1887)
  • Dec 15 Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, Austrian-born American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
  • Dec 21 H[arry] B[yron] Warner, actor (10 Commandments, New Moon), dies at 83
  • Dec 21 Lion Feuchtwanger, philosopher/writer (Der falsche Nero), dies at 74
  • Dec 22 Fjodor W Gladkow, Russian author (Cement), dies at 75
  • Dec 26 Harry Redman, composer, dies on 89th birthday
  • Dec 29 Doris Humphrey, US dancer/choreographer (Dances of Women), dies at 63
  • Dec 31 Gustav Hermann Unger, composer, dies at 72